[Python-ideas] New explicit methods to trim strings

Alex Grigoryev evrial at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 10:43:50 EDT 2019

strip_prefix and strip_suffix I think are the best names from all and work perfectly with auto completion. Common use case:
" mailto:maria at gmail.com".strip().strip_prefix("mailto:")

On Mar 25 2019, at 4:40 pm, Anders Hovmöller <boxed at killingar.net> wrote:
> > Earlier, Anders wrote:
> > I propose naming them strip_prefix() and strip_suffix() and just skip the one that does both sides since it makes no sense to me.
> >
> > This is good, except I prefer subtract_prefix(a, b), truncate_suffix etc. And for the two step process prefix_subtractor(a)(b) etc.
> I don't understand the logic for "subtract". That's not a thing for non-numbers.
> If you don't think "strip" is good, then I suggest "remove". Or one could also consider "without" since we're talking about something that removes /if present/ (making subtract even worse! Subtract doesn't stop at zero). So "without_prefix()".
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