Reverse a string in Python

There is no built in reverse function for Python’s str object. What is the best way of implementing this method?

If supplying a very concise answer, please elaborate on its efficiency. For example, whether the str object is converted to a different object, etc.


Using slicing:

>>> 'hello world'[::-1]
'dlrow olleh'

Slice notation takes the form [start:stop:step]. In this case, we omit the start and stop positions since we want the whole string. We also use step = -1, which means, “repeatedly step from right to left by 1 character”.

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