> -----Original Message-----
> From: Liam Gibbs [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 23 May 2002 18:49
> > From version 4.1.0, $str = ltrim($str, '0')
> This works excellently. Thanks. One problem that I
> didn't think of, though: If the number is 0 (only 0),
> then the string ends up being empty. Is there a way
> around that? I put an if statement in saying if the
> string is empty, then the string is 0. Any better way?

Depends what you mean by better, but -- in addition to the other suggestions, what 

    if (strlen($str)>1):
        $str = ltrim($str, '0');

This would save doing the ltrim() on all single-character strings, but I don't know if 
the cost of the strlen() might offset this!



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