# 99 questions/Solutions/6

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(*) Find out whether a list is a palindrome. A palindrome can be read forward or backward; e.g. (x a m a x).

isPalindrome :: (Eq a) => [a] -> Bool
isPalindrome xs = xs == (reverse xs)
isPalindrome' []  = True
isPalindrome' [_] = True
isPalindrome' xs  = (head xs) == (last xs) && (isPalindrome' \$ init \$ tail xs)

Here's one to show it done in a fold just for the fun of it. Do note that it is less efficient then the previous 2 though.

isPalindrome'' :: (Eq a) => [a] -> Bool
isPalindrome'' xs = foldl (\acc (a,b) -> if a == b then acc else False) True input
where
input = zip xs (reverse xs)

Here's one that does half as many compares:

palindrome :: (Eq a) => [a] -> Bool
palindrome xs = p [] xs xs
where p rev (x:xs) (_:_:ys) = p (x:rev) xs ys
p rev (x:xs) [_] = rev == xs
p rev xs [] = rev == xs