Problem with string parsing

Simon Brunning simon.brunning at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 16:47:46 CEST 2004


On 5 Oct 2004 07:38:09 -0700, Mike Howard <mhoward at mahoward.com> wrote:
> If I do this:
> string.lstrip('1_mature_dt=10-May-2002','1_mature_dt=')
> I get:
> '0-May-2002'
> Which I did not expect

string.strip() and friends strips from the first argument *any* of the
characters in the second argument:

>>> string.strip('***###spam***###eggs***###','*#')
'spam***###eggs'

Make sense now?

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Cheers,
Simon B,
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http://www.brunningonline.net/simon/blog/



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