[racket-dev] Very quick poll re `string-trim'

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri May 11 10:38:43 EDT 2012

The question you need to ask is whether you want string-trim to be usable by someone who is not familiar with our syntax (or any syntax) of regexp, which is an embedded sublanguage with a definitely complex and somewhat obscure syntax. -- Matthias

On May 11, 2012, at 9:56 AM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> An hour and a half ago, Robby Findler wrote:
>> Did you consider an optional argument to string-trim?
> Yes, but it seems that if you're moving from
>  (string-trim "stuff" " ")
> to some
>  (string-trim "stuff" " " #:repeated? #t)
> then you could just as well go with
>  (string-trim "stuff" #rx" +")
> instead.  IOW, a keyword is possible, but doesn't seem useful given
> that the intention is for this to be a function that is simple and/or
> convenient.
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