invert or reverse a string... warning this is a rant
rtilley at vt.edu
Thu Oct 19 18:38:55 CEST 2006
John Salerno wrote:
> rick wrote:
>> Why can't Python have a reverse() function/method like Ruby?
> I'm not steeped enough in daily programming to argue that it isn't
> necessary, but my question is why do you need to reverse strings? Is it
> something that happens often enough to warrant a method for it?
I'm home for lunch so my email addy is different.
No, it doesn't happen very often, but when I need to reverse something
(usually a list or a string). I can never remember right of the top of
my head how to do so in Python. I always have to Google for an answer or
refer back to old code.
IMO, I should be able to intuitively know how to do this. Python is so
user-friendly most every place else... why can it not be so here?
I wrote this so I'll never have to remember this again:
print 'Object not invertable'
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