[erlang-questions] Strings as Lists

David Mercer <>
Fri Feb 15 19:51:19 CET 2008


Out of curiosity, besides as an academic exercise and a point of debate,
what is the practical use of reversing a string?  I've been programming for
a quarter century and am having trouble remembering when I last needed to
reverse a string.  Search? yes; compare? yes; substitute? yes; modify? yes.
Just can't think of when I've needed to reverse a string.  Is there some
common protocol that requires you to send Unicode strings in reverse order
or something?

Cheers,

DBM




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