I have written two rotation functions that operate on a character array of length equal to a perfect square.

The first rotate n times each odd line to the right and n times each pair line to the left. The second rotates n times each odd column down and n times each pair column up, where n is the numer of current line or column.

Example:

abcde

fghij

klmno

pqrst

uvwxy

Becomes:

eabcd

hijfg

mnokl

tpqrs

uvwxy

And finally:

unoxd

epqcg

hvwfl

mabks

tijry

I would like to reduce everything to a single function, or rather, to a single loop that moves each character in its final position without performing all the steps.

You can do this? Any suggestions?