Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at
Tue Mar 17 19:21:14 UTC 2015

On Mon, Mar 16, 2015 at 11:07 PM, Leon Arnott <leonarnott at> wrote:
> I believe opinion hasn't shifted since it was discussed
> [previously](
> - in short, "show me the cowpath". (But, I've just learned that the IE
> Technical Preview now supports trimLeft/trimRight, so there'll soon be
> support for it in all the major engines. Maybe the cows are there after
> all.)

I use both lstrip() and rstrip() in Bikeshed (a Python project):

In particular, lstrip() is used when I'm separating a key and value; I
don't want to mess with the value much at all, just pull off the
whitespace at the start.  rstrip() is used when I know I don't need to
strip from the left side, because I'm just pulling off newlines or
something, so might as well let the program avoid even trying.


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