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Direction Reverser

A simple program which will reverse geographic directions written in a natural language
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I think I've explained this enough already. Basically a program which will convert a text file saying "go this way, turn left at x, straight on.. bla bla bla" to a text file containing the reverse of these directions.
DRstrathmore, Jul 05 2002


       I'm a little worried that you can't do this in your head. Though we did recently have to cope with the directions a friend gave us to her house, where she inadvertently gave us each turn as though we going not coming. Perhaps you have the same problem?
DrCurry, Jul 05 2002

       You know you can accomplish the same thing by reversing the origin and destination in MapQuest, etc.
phoenix, Jul 05 2002

       Unfortunately impossible. Try reversing "Turn right then take the first left."   

       This reverses to "Turn right then take the an unspecified left because I didn't count the turnings on that side of the road in the original instructions."
st3f, Jul 05 2002

       I spy problems with one-way systems.
Mayfly, Jul 05 2002

       This could be useful to a number of people I know who are directionally challenged, and who are a source of endless frustration as I then have to give them a talkdown via mobile phone. They are deserving of pity rather than condemnation, and anything that will help them is a good idea.
8th of 7, Jul 05 2002

       How did "strathmore" come into play for your nic? US, Canadian or Isle version?
thumbwax, Jul 06 2002

       turn the page upside down
po, Jul 06 2002

       That trick generally works better with drawn maps than written instructions, mind.
-alx, Jul 07 2002

       [thumb]: He might be related to the Queen Mother. (She was Earl and Countess of Strathmore's daughter.)
angel, Jul 08 2002


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