'string'.strip(chars)-like function that removes from the middle?

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Tue Jun 17 13:02:53 CEST 2008

Sion Arrowsmith wrote:

> In article <g37pur$k5o$00$1 at news.t-online.com>,
> Peter Otten  <__peter__ at web.de> wrote:
>>Terry Reedy wrote:
>>>  >>> 'abcde'.translate(str.maketrans('','','bcd'))
>>> 'ae'
>>You should mention that you are using Python 3.0 ;)
>>The 2.5 equivalent would be
>>>>> u"abcde".translate(dict.fromkeys(map(ord, u"bcd")))
> Only if you're using Unicode:

... which is what you do if you are using the str type in 3.0.

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