Another interview question that is really common is the string reverse. The question is simple. Write a function to reverse a string.

Very simple solution to this.

static string Reverse2(string str)
{
    char[] tmp = new char[str.Length];
    for (int i = 0; i < str.Length; i++)
        tmp[i] = str[str.Length - i - 1];
    return new string(tmp);
}

Or you might want to answer it something like this.

static string Reverse(string str)
{
    char[] tmp = str.ToCharArray();
    Array.Reverse(tmp);
    return new string(tmp);
}

The second solution shows more understanding of the C# language it also produces cleaner code. Which is easy to read.

Interviews tend to ask this because it shows dealing with array's and strings. Arrays in c# start at zero but the length's are a total number of items. So lots of people get the answers wrong normally because they forget to convert the length's to the array offsets.



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