[Tutor] reversing a string

Lloyd Kvam pythonTutor at venix.com
Sat Oct 9 02:38:56 CEST 2004


On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 20:31, Rich Krauter wrote:
> Kirk Bailey wrote:
> > ok, something struck a spark in my concrete enshrouded skull; how does 
> > one reverse a string.
> > 
> > Consider a string:'qwerty'. A SIMPLE and FAST process to reverse it. I 
> > considered appending and recursion, but there ought to be a better way, 
> > although dealing off the bottom of the deck does have a peverse 
> > attraction to it (slicing and taking -1 char off the string and 
> > appending it to a string).
> > 
> > Anyone want to discuss this task?
> > 
> 
> This works in 2.3:
> 
>  >>> 'qwerty'[-1::-1]
> 'ytrewq'
> 
> Rich

Or the slightly simpler to type:

>>> 'gfedcba'[::-1]
'abcdefg'


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