strip not working on strings?

marduk usenet at
Sun Nov 13 22:30:54 CET 2005

On Sun, 2005-11-13 at 13:16 -0800, at wrote:
> I'm using Python 2.3.5 and when I type the following in the interactive
> prompt I see that strip() is not working as advertised:
> >>>s = 'p p:p'
> >>>s.strip(' :')
> 'p p:p'
> Is this just me or does it not work? I want to get rid of all ' ' and
> ':' in the string. I've checked the doc and from what I can tell this
> is what strip() is supposed to do. Thanks for any help.

According to my docs it says "Return a copy of the string with the
leading and trailing characters removed."  There are no leading or
trailing spaces or colons in 'p p:p'.

What your probably looking for is the .replace() method.


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