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

Tim Chase python.list at
Thu Oct 19 20:13:21 CEST 2006

> Is this why the applicants I see that are fresh out of college
> with their shiny new computer science degrees can't seem to
> code their way out of a wet paper bag?

Well, there you go!  Apparently, your wet paper bag has no 
"detect a palendrome" exit.  While you're installing such an 
egress to your soggy dead-tree satchel, you could also provide 
similar "write a binary search" or "write your own linked-list 
implementation" escape hatches... :)


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