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Extension Methods to Reverse a String and StringBuilder Object

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And even simpler, faster and better would be this:public static string ReverseCA(string s) { char[] chars=s.ToCharArray(); Array.Reverse(chars); return new string(chars);}Whatever the string's length, only three objects get created; and all characters get copied three...
And even simpler, faster and better would be this:
 
public static string ReverseCA(string s) {
    char[] chars=s.ToCharArray();
    Array.Reverse(chars);
    return new string(chars);
}
Whatever the string's length, only three objects get created; and all characters get copied three times, no more, no less. For the same 80-char test string it is 14 times faster than John's original.
 
Note: if you have to reverse a StringBuilder, the other alternative is probably the better one.
 
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GeneralVisual Studio does east-coasting without any problem. There ... PinmvpLuc Pattyn10-Jan-11 2:23 
GeneralThe compiler does not mind if you put all the method on one ... PinmemberToli Cuturicu10-Jan-11 2:02 
GeneralWrong? The compiler is happy with it. I do that all the time... PinmvpLuc Pattyn9-Jan-11 8:46 
GeneralOh, you put it in the wrong place, that's why I did not see ... PinmemberToli Cuturicu9-Jan-11 2:17 
GeneralI don't see it (maybe because it really is missing??) PinmvpLuc Pattyn4-Jan-11 7:19 
GeneralVery good! (except for a missing brace) PinmemberToli Cuturicu4-Jan-11 7:05 

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