[Tutor] Tutor Digest, Vol 38, Issue 2

Rikard Bosnjakovic rikard.bosnjakovic at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 18:55:44 CEST 2007

Jay, PLEASE shorten your posts by removing all unnecessary quoting.

On 4/5/07, Jay Mutter III <jmutter at uakron.edu> wrote:

> Whether I attempt to just strip the string or attempt to
> if line.endswith('No.\r'):
>      line = line.rstrip()
> It doesn't work.

That's because you assume the linefeeds to be \r only. If you really
want to strip endings on strings ending with "No.", then do this

foo = line.rstrip()
if foo.endswith("No."):
  line = foo

Never assume line breaks to be of any type, because there are four of
them: \n, \r, \n\r, \r\n. It would be a waste of code to check for all
four, kind of reimplementing the wheel again.

- Rikard - http://bos.hack.org/cv/

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