Counting how many chars equal to a given char are in the beginning of a string

Stormbringer andreif at
Mon Dec 22 21:04:21 CET 2003


Given a string s and a char c, is there a short & elegant way to
determine how many consecutive occurences of c are in the beginning of
s ?

For example if s = ">>>>message1" and c = ">" then the number I am
looking for is 4 (the string begins with 4 '>').


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