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Name:

ltrim$() -- trim spaces at the left end of a string

Synopsis:
 
a$=ltrim$(b$) 

Description:
The ltrim$-function removes all whitespace from the left end of a string and returns the result.

Example:
input "Please answer 'yes' or 'no' : " a$ 
a$=lower$(ltrim$(rtrim$(a$))) 
if (len(a$)>0 and a$=left$("yes",len(a$))) then 
	print "Yes ..." 
else 
	print "No ..." 
endif 
Explanation:

This example prompts for an answer and removes any spaces, which might precede the input; therefore it is even prepared for the (albeit somewhat patological case), that the user first hits space before entering his answer.



Related: rtrim$, trim$