Can we just fix this? The lack of an obvious way to delete a prefix or suffix is a continual pain point for users of the language. We've just had yet another bug report from some poor user who misunderstood the lstrip method:
https://bugs.python.org/issue37114 https://bugs.python.org/issue36410 https://bugs.python.org/issue32772 https://bugs.python.org/issue25979
Obviously there will be a month of bike-shedding arguments about the names *wink* but can we at least agree that this is a genuine source of confusion and a useful addition to the string API?