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Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 11:51:16 -0400

> What's still missing is the version for unicode. Note that my patch
> http://www.python.org/sf/424606 works a little different: Here the
> argument is a complete word that should be stripped, not a collection
> of characters, i.e.
> your version: "oofoo".strip("foo") => ""
> my version: "oofoo".strip("foo") => "oo"

Aargh!  I prefer my version -- it's more similar to the default usage
(which boils down to something like s.strip(" \t\n\r\f")) and more
practical (e.g. stripping trailing punctuation).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)