[Python-Dev] Small feature request - optional argument for string.strip()

Simon Brunning SBrunning@trisystems.co.uk
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 18:00:55 +0100

Is it OK to post small feature requests directly to this list, or is there
some other mechanism for them? What I have in mind certainly isn't worth a

The .split method on strings splits at whitespace by default, but takes an
optional argument allowing splitting by other strings. The .strip method
(and its siblings) always strip whitespace - on more than one occasion I
would have found it useful if these methods also took an optional argument
allowing other strings to be stripped. For example, to strip, say, asterisks
from a file you could do:

>>>fred = '**word**word**'

Does this sound sensible/useful?

Simon Brunning.

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