stripping a string
tim at remove_if_not_spam.digitig.co.uk
Mon Sep 15 13:26:18 CEST 2003
On Sat, 13 Sep 2003 16:15:06 -0600, Bob Gailer <bgailer at alum.rpi.edu>
>result = re.findall(r'(\D*)\d*', source)
>will remove any number of trailing digits.
That might give problems if the string could also contain embedded
digits, for example "ANL1 LN32" -- it will truncate at the first
digit. Spot on if it's what Mark wants, of course, but Jeff's
solution gives what I thought he wanted.
Funny how often when people can't work out how to do something it
turns out that what they want to do isn't precisely specified, isn't
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