[Tutor] Python backwards program

Danny Yoo dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 13 04:09:55 CEST 2005

On Wed, 13 Apr 2005, Tony Meyer wrote:

> > I am very new to programming and I have an assignment to have a
> > raw_input string that is inputted by the user and then is printed
> > backwards.  Can anyone help me?  I can get it to print regular but
> > backwards in not working.
> I guess that I shouldn't give code if this is for an assignment, but if
> you are using Python 2.4, then try seeing what the "reversed()" built-in
> function does.  If you're not using Python 2.4, then read up about
> "slices" - which is when you get subsections of a string (e.g.
> "tony"[2:4] is "ny"). You can pass a 'direction' in a slice as well.

It might also help to have a better feeling for what Jim already knows.
If this is a school assignment, I doubt that reversed() is allowed, nor
reverse slices, since that would make the problem too easy.  *cough*

Jim, can you give a brief description of what things you've learned
already?  Do you already know about loops?

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