Check if a doubly linked list of characters is palindrome or not

Given a doubly linked list of characters, write a function that returns true if the given doubly linked list is palindrome, else false.

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  1. Create a doubly linked list where each node contains only one character of a string.
  2. Initialize two pointers left at starting of list and right at the end of the list.
  3. Check the data at left node is equal to right node, if it is equal then increment left and decrement right till middle of the list, if at any stage it is not equal then return false.

C++

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// C++ program to check if doubly
// linked list is palindrome or not
#include<bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
  
// Structure of node
struct Node
{
    char data;
    struct Node *next;
    struct Node *prev;
};
  
/* Given a reference (pointer to pointer) to
   the head of a list and an int, inserts a
   new node on the front of the list. */
void push(struct Node** head_ref, char new_data)
{
    struct Node* new_node = new Node;
    new_node->data  = new_data;
    new_node->next = (*head_ref);
    new_node->prev = NULL;
    if ((*head_ref) !=  NULL)
      (*head_ref)->prev = new_node ;
    (*head_ref)    = new_node;
}
  
// Function to check if list is palindrome or not
bool isPalindrome(struct Node *left)
{
    if (left == NULL)
       return true;
  
    // Find rightmost node
    struct Node *right = left;
    while (right->next != NULL)
        right = right->next;
  
    while (left != right)
    {
        if (left->data != right->data)
            return false;
  
        left = left->next;
        right = right->prev;
    }
  
    return true;
}
  
// Driver program
int main()
{
    struct Node* head = NULL;
    push(&head, 'l');
    push(&head, 'e');
    push(&head, 'v');
    push(&head, 'e');
    push(&head, 'l');
  
    if (isPalindrome(head))
        printf("It is Palindrome");
    else
        printf("Not Palindrome");
  
    return 0;
}

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# Python3 program to check if doubly 
# linked list is a palindrome or not 
  
class Node: 
   
    def __init__(self, data, next, prev):
        self.data = data
        self.next = next
        self.prev = prev
  
# Given a reference (pointer to pointer) to 
# the head of a list and an int, inserts 
# a new node on the front of the list. 
def push(head_ref, new_data): 
   
    new_node = Node(new_data, head_ref, None
  
    if head_ref != None:
        head_ref.prev = new_node
        head_ref = new_node
          
    return head_ref
   
# Function to check if list is palindrome or not 
def isPalindrome(left): 
   
    if left == None
        return True 
  
    # Find rightmost node 
    right = left 
    while right.next != None
        right = right.next 
  
    while left != right:
       
        if left.data != right.data: 
            return False 
  
        left = left.next 
        right = right.prev 
       
    return True 
   
# Driver program 
if __name__ == "__main__"
   
    head = None 
    head = push(head, 'l'
    head = push(head, 'e'
    head = push(head, 'v'
    head = push(head, 'e'
    head = push(head, 'l'
  
    if isPalindrome(head): 
        print("It is Palindrome"
    else:
        print("Not Palindrome"
  
# This code is contributed by Rituraj Jain

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Output:

It is Palindrome

Time complexity: O(n)
Auxiliary Space : O(1)

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