invert or reverse a string... warning this is a rant
pavlovevidence at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 22:31:02 CEST 2006
Istvan Albert wrote:
> 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.
Nope, I wasn't.
> That would be the exception rather than the rule.
Oh, don't be such a Debbie Downer. The rule is, it works as long as
the character you're looking for isn't relative to any other character
in the string.
(Geez, I was just giving a counterexample.)
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