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Following up on Chapters 5 & 6 in the textbook

Morning

Review of the palindrome problem

steve suggests:

A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros' rajahs, a coloratura, maps,
snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana
bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a
jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal - Panama!

about this palindrome a palindromic story

One solution:

def first(word):
	return word[0]

def last(word):
	return word[-1]

def middle(word):
	return word[1:-1]

def is_palindrome (word):
	print "is_palindrome(" + word + ")"
	if word == "":
		return True
	if first(word) == last(word):
		return is_palindrome(middle(word))
	else:
		return False

word = raw_input("give me a word? ")
# word = "tomato"
if is_palindrome(word):
	print "hey that's a palindrome!"
else:
	print "that's no palindrome!"

Afternoon

(missing file: MarkupTurtles.zip)