Confessions of a Python fanboy

superpollo user at
Thu Jul 30 14:05:53 EDT 2009

r wrote:
> On Jul 30, 12:15 pm, Masklinn <maskl... at> wrote:
> [snip]
>>Furthermore Ruby has a pretty nice convention (sadly not used enough I  
>>think) taken from Scheme where it's possible to postfix a method name  
>>with "!" (note: the "!" is part of the name, there's no magic) to  
>>indicate that this method modifies the object it's called on rather  
>>than simply returning stuff.
> Another oddity i did not like at first but must admit is growing on me
>   vector.reverse --> returns a new reversed vector
>   vector.reverse! --> modifies the instance vector in-place
> Of course in python you would do...
>   vector.reverse --> in-place
>   vector.reversed --> in-place

how to reverse a string in python? must i usa a temp? like:

 >>> s = "ciccio"
 >>> l = list(s)
 >>> l.reverse()
 >>> s = "".join(l)
 >>> s



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