Section 2.31. Removing Specific Characters


2.30. Removing Duplicate Characters

Runs of duplicate characters may be removed using the squeeze method:

s1 = "bookkeeper" s2 = s1.squeeze         # "bokeper" s3 = "Hello..." s4 = s3.squeeze         # "Helo." If a parameter is specified, only those characters will be squeezed. s5 = s3.squeeze(".")    # "Hello."


This parameter follows the same rules as the one for the count method (see the section 2.28, "Counting Characters in Strings" earlier in this chapter); that is, it understands the hyphen and the caret.

There is also a squeeze! method.




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ISBN: 0672328844
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 269
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