JimAultWins at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 22 21:30:59 CDT 2005
True, but padding at each end should fix this.
get replaceText(space &" The cat sat on the mat. "&space,"^
On 10/22/05 2:17 PM, "Buster" <wouter.abraham at scarlet.be> wrote:
> It is indeed elegant, but a condition check is necessary here as it
> will remove the first word + the space(s) if there is no space at the
> start of the line.
>> " The cat sat on the mat. "
> will become
> " The cat sat on the mat. "
> But if no space in front the result is
> "cat sat on the mat. "
> On 22 Oct 2005, at 22:41, Bob Warren wrote:
>> Well, I am relieved to say it wasn't such a dumb question after
>> all. Thanks chaps! And thanks particularly to Thomas Fischer who
>> has come up with the most elegant solution. QED. Now I need to go
>> off and study regular expressions.....
>>> This is a classical application of regular expressions. Try
>>> get replaceText(" The cat sat on the mat. ","^ *","")
>>> The "^" tells the search engine to start at the beginning.
>>> The "*" looks for as many of the previous characters (here space)
>> as >possible.
>>> To get rid of them at the end use
>>> get replaceText(" The cat sat on the mat. "," *$","")
>>> The "$" tells the search engine to look at the end.
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