Some Python 2.1 ideas

Tino Wildenhain tino at
Sun Dec 24 05:16:01 EST 2000

Hi Erno,

Erno Kuusela wrote:
> >>>>> "Bob" == Bob Alexander <bobalex at> writes:
> [snip]
> | ---- String method to remove trailing newline
> i think it would be prettier and more useful to have methods
> to remove a given prefix/suffix from the beginning or the end of a
> string. maybe add optional arguments for lstrip/rstrip, or
> introduce new methods rtrim/ltrim?

You mean removing it only if it matches?
If yes, you can at least use for ltrim:


if not, you can simply use <string>[len(begin_to_match):]


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