LeetCode: Palindrome number, explanation and solution with C++/Java/Python
Determine whether an integer is a palindrome. An integer is a palindrome when it reads the same backward as forward.
This problem is easy, according to problem description:
If $input < 0$, it must not be palindrome number.
If $input < 10$, it’s length is 1, and it must be a palindrome number.
Otherwise, we reverse the number by digits, and check whether equal with origin number.
Note the edge case of integer overflow when reversing a number:
We need to avoid this in the loop.
An alternative solution is converting an integer into string, then check str with reverse(str).
In Python, str(x) will convert x into string, with extended slice index, s[start:stop:step] can be used for fetch substring of a string.
And s[::-1] reverse string using slicing, -1 denotes starting from end and stop at the start, hence reversing string.
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