----- Original Message -----
> From: Ian Kelly <ian.g.ke...@gmail.com>
> To: Python <python-list@python.org>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:18 PM
> Subject: Re: Unicode and Python - how often do you index strings?
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Paul Rubin <no.email@nospam.invalid> 
> wrote:
>>  Ryan Hiebert <r...@ryanhiebert.com> writes:
>>>  How so? I was using line=line[:-1] for removing the trailing newline, 
> and
>>>  just replaced it with rstrip('\n'). What are you doing 
> differently?
>>  rstrip removes all the newlines off the end, whether there are zero or
>>  multiple.  In perl the difference is chomp vs chop.  line=line[:-1]
>>  removes one character, that might or might not be a newline.
> Given the description that the input string is "a textfile line", if
> it has multiple newlines then it's invalid.
> Personally I tend toward rstrip('\r\n') so that I don't have 
> to worry
> about files with alternative line terminators.

I tend to use: s.rstrip(os.linesep)

> If you want to be really picky about removing exactly one line
> terminator, then this captures all the relatively modern variations:
> re.sub('\r?\n$|\n?\r$', line, '', count=1)

or perhaps: re.sub("[^ \S]+$", "", line)

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