Aug 072012

We have already seen the problem to reverse the words in a string, in the solution to that problem we have also written function to reverse the string. That was a non-recursive (iterative) function. Write a recursive function to reverse the String.

For example: If the String is “ABCD” then the output should be “DCBA“.

Before getting to the solution, please note that a non-recursive solution is always better than a recursive solution in terms of its time and space complexities. To know more about recursion refer this post.


Let n be the size of String
initially start = 0, end = n-1
Stop when start >= end
 - Swap the start and end elements in the string.
 - Call the function recursively with start+1, end-1


void recursiveReverse(char *str, int start, int end)
    if(start >= end)

    // Swapping element at start & end
    char temp = str[start];
    recursiveReverse(str, start+1, end-1);


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  1. awesome thanx a is very simple and easy to understand

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