[Tutor] lstrip() question
tim at johnsons-web.com
Mon Feb 2 15:57:55 EST 2004
I'd like to remove all leading occurance of a html break tag
in a string such that
"<br><br>test" => "test"
It appears that lstrip() will not do this
as this console session using version 2.2.2
seems to demonstrate:
>>> tmp1 = 'real estate broker courtesy'
>>> tmp2 = tmp1.lstrip('<br>')
'eal estate broker courtesy'
It looks like '<br>' is being treated as
a set rather than a substring.
(that's why the 'r' was removed)
Is there a builtin
python method to strip leading substrings? Or do
I have to do something using startswidth()?
Before I re-invent an existing wheel....
Tim Johnson <tim at johnsons-web.com>
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