invert or reverse a string... warning this is a rant

Istvan Albert istvan.albert at
Fri Oct 20 18:26:35 CEST 2006

Carl Banks wrote:

> Say you're using a function from a third-party library that finds the
> first character in a string that meets some requirement.  You need to
> find the last such character.

You seem to imply that invoking a function on a reversed input is
somehow a generic solution to the problem (finding first vs finding
last) that you describe above above.

That would be the exception rather than the rule.


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