# Strip a set of characters from a string

Create a function that strips a set of characters from a string.

Strip a set of characters from a string
You are encouraged to solve this task according to the task description, using any language you may know.

The function should take two arguments:

1.   a string to be stripped
2.   a string containing the set of characters to be stripped

The returned string should contain the first string, stripped of any characters in the second argument:

``` print stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!```

## 11l

Translation of: Python
```F stripchars(s, chars)
R s.filter(c -> c !C @chars).join(‘’)

print(stripchars(‘She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!’, ‘aei’))```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## 360 Assembly

Translation of: PL/I

The program uses two ASSIST macro (XDECO,XPRNT) to keep the code as short as possible.

```*        Strip a set of characters from a string  07/07/2016
STRIPCH  CSECT
USING  STRIPCH,R13        base register
B      72(R15)            skip savearea
DC     17F'0'             savearea
STM    R14,R12,12(R13)    prolog
ST     R13,4(R15)         " <-
ST     R15,8(R13)         " ->
LA     R1,PARMLIST        parameter list
BAL    R14,STRIPCHR       c3=stripchr(c1,c2)
LA     R2,PG              @pg
LH     R3,C3              length(c3)
LA     R4,C3+2            @c3
LR     R5,R3              length(c3)
MVCL   R2,R4              pg=c3
XPRNT  PG,80              print buffer
L      R13,4(0,R13)       epilog
LM     R14,R12,12(R13)    " restore
XR     R15,R15            " rc=0
BR     R14                exit
PARMLIST DC     A(C3)              @c3
DC     A(C1)              @c1
DC     A(C2)              @c2
C1       DC     H'43',CL62'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!'
C2       DC     H'3',CL14'aei'     c2      [varchar(14)]
C3       DS     H,CL62             c3      [varchar(62)]
PG       DC     CL80' '            buffer  [char(80)]
*------- stripchr -----------------------------------------------------
STRIPCHR L      R9,0(R1)           @parm1
L      R2,4(R1)           @parm2
L      R3,8(R1)           @parm3
MVC    PHRASE(64),0(R2)   phrase=parm2
MVC    REMOVE(16),0(R3)   remove=parm3
SR     R8,R8              k=0
LA     R6,1               i=1
LOOPI    CH     R6,PHRASE          do i=1 to length(phrase)
BH     ELOOPI             "
LA     R4,PHRASE+1          @phrase
AR     R4,R6                +i
MVC    CI(1),0(R4)          ci=substr(phrase,i,1)
MVI    OK,X'01'             ok='1'B
LA     R7,1                 j=1
LOOPJ    CH     R7,REMOVE            do j=1 to length(remove)
BH     ELOOPJ               "
LA     R4,REMOVE+1            @remove
AR     R4,R7                  +j
MVC    CJ,0(R4)               cj=substr(remove,j,1)
CLC    CI,CJ                  if ci=cj
BNE    CINECJ                 then
MVI    OK,X'00'                 ok='0'B
B      ELOOPJ                   leave j
CINECJ   LA     R7,1(R7)               j=j+1
B      LOOPJ                end do j
ELOOPJ   CLI    OK,X'01'             if ok
BNE    NOTOK                then
LA     R8,1(R8)               k=k+1
LA     R4,RESULT+1            @result
AR     R4,R8                  +k
MVC    0(1,R4),CI             substr(result,k,1)=ci
NOTOK    LA     R6,1(R6)           i=i+1
B      LOOPI              end do i
ELOOPI   STH    R8,RESULT          length(result)=k
MVC    0(64,R9),RESULT    return(result)
CI       DS     CL1                ci      [char(1)]
CJ       DS     CL1                cj      [char(1)]
OK       DS     X                  ok      [boolean]
PHRASE   DS     H,CL62             phrase  [varchar(62)]
REMOVE   DS     H,CL14             remove  [varchar(14)]
RESULT   DS     H,CL62             result  [varchar(62)]
*        ----   -------------------------------------------------------
YREGS
END    STRIPCH```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## 8080 Assembly

```		org	100h
jmp	demo
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;; Strip a set of chracters from a string, in place.
;;; Input:
;;;   DE = \$-terminated string to be stripped
;;;   HL = \$-terminated string containing characters to strip
stripchars:	push	h	; Store characters to strip on stack.
mov	b,d	; Copy input string pointer to BC. This will be
mov	c,e	; the target pointer.
stripchr:	ldax	d	; Copy current character from [DE] to [BC]
stax	b
cpi	'\$'	; Done?
jz	stripdone
pop	h	; Get string of characters to strip.
push 	h
stripsrch:	mvi	a,'\$'	; At the end?
cmp	m
jz	srchdone
ldax	d	; Does it match the character in the input?
cmp	m
jz	srchfound
inx	h	; Look at next character to strip
jmp	stripsrch
srchfound:	dcx	b	; Found: copy next character over it later.
srchdone:	inx	b	; Increment both pointers
inx	d
jmp	stripchr
stripdone:	pop	h	; Remove temporary variable from stack
ret		; Done
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
demo:		lxi	d,string	; Strip from the string,
lxi	h,remove	; the characters to remove.
call	stripchars
lxi	d,string	; Print the result.
mvi	c,9
jmp	5
string:		db	'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!\$'
remove:		db	'aei\$'```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## 8086 Assembly

```		bits	16
cpu	8086
section		.text
org	100h
jmp	demo
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
;;; Strip a set of characters from a string, in place.
;;; Input:
;;;    DS:DI = \$-terminated string to be stripped.
;;;    DS:SI = \$-terminated string containing chars to strip
stripchars:	mov	bx,di	; Copy string ptr to use as target ptr
mov	dx,si	; Copy ptr to characters to strip
.char:		mov	al,[di]	; Copy character
mov	[bx],al
cmp	al,'\$'	; Done?
je	.done
mov	si,dx	; See if character should be stripped
.search:	mov	ah,[si]
cmp	ah,'\$'	; End of characters to strip?
je	.srchdone
cmp	ah,al	; Does it match the current character?
je	.srchfound
inc	si	; Try next character
jmp	.search
.srchfound:	dec	bx	; Found - decrement target pointer
.srchdone:	inc	bx	; Increment both pointers
inc	di
jmp	.char
.done:		ret
;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
demo:		mov	di,string	; Strip from the string,
mov	si,remove	; the characters to remove.
call	stripchars
mov	dx,string	; Print the result
mov	ah,9
int	21h
ret
section		.data
string:		db	'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!\$'
remove:		db	'aei\$'
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## ABC

```HOW TO RETURN s stripchars chs:
PUT "" IN result
FOR c IN s:
IF c not.in chs: PUT result^c IN result
RETURN result

WRITE "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" stripchars "aei"/```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Action!

```PROC Strip(CHAR ARRAY text,chars,res)
BYTE i,j,size,found
CHAR c

size=0
FOR i=1 TO text(0)
DO
c=text(i) found=0
FOR j=1 TO chars(0)
DO
IF c=chars(j) THEN
found=1 EXIT
FI
OD
IF found=0 THEN
size==+1
res(size)=c
FI
OD
res(0)=size
RETURN

PROC Main()
CHAR ARRAY
text="She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!",
chars="aei", result(255)

Strip(text,chars,result)
PrintE("String to be stripped:")
PrintF("""%S""%E%E",text)
PrintE("Characters to be stripped:")
PrintF("""%S""%E%E",chars)
PrintE("Stripped string:")
PrintF("""%S""%E%E",result)
RETURN```
Output:
```String to be stripped:
"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"

Characters to be stripped:
"aei"

Stripped string:
"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

```with Ada.Text_IO;

procedure Strip_Characters_From_String is

function Strip(The_String: String; The_Characters: String)
return String is
Keep:   array (Character) of Boolean := (others => True);
Result: String(The_String'Range);
Last:   Natural := Result'First-1;
begin
for I in The_Characters'Range loop
Keep(The_Characters(I)) := False;
end loop;
for J in The_String'Range loop
if Keep(The_String(J)) then
Last := Last+1;
Result(Last) := The_String(J);
end if;
end loop;
return Result(Result'First .. Last);
end Strip;

S: String := "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";

begin -- main
end Strip_Characters_From_String;
```
Output:
```> ./strip_characters_from_string
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!```

## Aime

```text
stripchars1(data b, text w)
{
integer p;

p = b.look(0, w);
while (p < ~b) {
b.delete(p);
p += b.look(p, w);
}

b;
}

text
stripchars2(data b, text w)
{
b.drop(w);
}

integer
main(void)
{
o_text(stripchars1("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"));
o_newline();

o_text(stripchars2("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"));
o_newline();

return 0;
}```

## ALGOL 68

Works with: ALGOL 68 version Revision 1 - no extensions to language used.
Works with: ALGOL 68G version Any - tested with release 1.18.0-9h.tiny.
```#!/usr/local/bin/a68g --script #

PROC strip chars = (STRING mine, ore)STRING: (
STRING out := "";
FOR i FROM LWB mine TO UPB mine DO
IF NOT char in string(mine[i], LOC INT, ore) THEN
out +:= mine[i]
FI
OD;
out[@LWB mine]
);

printf((\$gl\$,stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")))```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## ALGOL W

```begin
% returns s with the characters in remove removed                         %
%     as all strings in Algol W are fixed length, the length of remove    %
%     must be specified in removeLength                                   %
string(256) procedure stripCharacters( string(256) value s, remove
; integer     value removeLength
) ;
begin
string(256) resultText;
integer     tPos;
resultText := " ";
tPos := 0;
for sPos := 0 until 255 do begin
logical   keepCharacter;
string(1) c;
c             := s( sPos // 1 );
keepCharacter := true;
for rPos := 0 until removeLength - 1 do begin
if remove( rPos // 1 ) = c then begin
% have a character that should be removed                 %
keepCharacter := false;
goto endSearch
end if_have_a_character_to_remove ;
end for_rPos ;
endSearch:
if keepCharacter then begin
resultText( tPos // 1 ) := c;
tPos                    := tPos + 1
end if_keepCharacter
end for_sPos ;
resultText
end stripCharacters ;
begin
string(256) ex, stripped;
ex       := "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";
stripped := stripCharacters( ex, "aei", 3 );
write( "text: ",       ex( 0 // 64 ) );
write( "  ->: ", stripped( 0 // 64 ) )
end
end.```
Output:
```text: She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!
->: Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Amazing Hopper

Amazing Hopper! Flavour "Jambo".

```#include <jambo.h>

Main
c = ".\$%#\tEste@@@ mensaje será purgado!\$\$\$"

{"Hopper assembler:\n\n"}
{"\$%#@.\t", c} str to utf8, delete char, {"\n"} print

Printnl ("\nHopper Jambo formal syntax:\n\n", Char del ( "\$%#@.\t", Utf8( c ) ) )

Set ' "\nHopper Jambo Natural syntax:\n\n", "\$%#@.\t", c', Get utf8, and delete char
then print with newline
End```
Output:
```Hopper assembler:

Hopper Jambo formal syntax:

Hopper Jambo Natural syntax:

```

## APL

APL has a built-in function ~ ('without') that removes elements from a vector. Because a string is just a character vector, this can be used to remove characters from a string.

```'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!' ~ 'aei'
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## AppleScript

### Using text item delimiters

Works with: AppleScript version Mac OS X 10.6
```stripChar("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")

on stripChar(str, chrs)
tell AppleScript
set oldTIDs to text item delimiters
set text item delimiters to characters of chrs
set TIs to text items of str
set text item delimiters to ""
set str to TIs as string
set text item delimiters to oldTIDs
end tell
return str
end stripChar
```
Output:
```"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

### By functional composition

#### Without regex

(Following the Haskell contribution in reversing the argument order to the sequence more probable in a context of potential currying or partial application).

```-- stripChars :: String -> String -> String
on stripChars(needles, haystack)
script notNeedles
on |λ|(x)
needles does not contain x
end |λ|
end script

intercalate("", filter(notNeedles, haystack))
end stripChars

--------------------------- TEST -------------------------
on run

stripChars("aei", "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!")

--> "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
end run

-------------------- GENERIC FUNCTIONS -------------------

-- filter :: (a -> Bool) -> [a] -> [a]
on filter(f, xs)
tell mReturn(f)
set lst to {}
set lng to length of xs
repeat with i from 1 to lng
set v to item i of xs
if |λ|(v, i, xs) then set end of lst to v
end repeat
return lst
end tell
end filter

-- intercalate :: Text -> [Text] -> Text
on intercalate(strText, lstText)
set {dlm, my text item delimiters} to {my text item delimiters, strText}
set strJoined to lstText as text
set my text item delimiters to dlm
return strJoined
end intercalate

-- Lift 2nd class handler function into 1st class script wrapper
-- mReturn :: Handler -> Script
on mReturn(f)
if class of f is script then
f
else
script
property |λ| : f
end script
end if
end mReturn
```
Output:
`"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"`

#### With regex

OS X Yosemite onwards – importing the Foundation classes to use NSRegularExpression

```use framework "Foundation"

--------- STRIP A SET OF CHARACTERS FROM A STRING --------

-- stripChars :: String -> String -> String
on stripChars(needles, haystack)

intercalate("", ¬
splitRegex("[" & needles & "]", haystack))

end stripChars

--------------------------- TEST -------------------------
on run

stripChars("aei", "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!")

--> "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
end run

-------------------- GENERIC FUNCTIONS -------------------

-- splitRegex :: RegexPattern -> String -> [String]
on splitRegex(strRegex, str)
set lstMatches to regexMatches(strRegex, str)
if length of lstMatches > 0 then
script preceding
on |λ|(a, x)
set iFrom to start of a
set iLocn to (location of x)

if iLocn > iFrom then
set strPart to text (iFrom + 1) thru iLocn of str
else
set strPart to ""
end if
{parts:parts of a & strPart, start:iLocn + (length of x) - 1}
end |λ|
end script

set recLast to foldl(preceding, {parts:[], start:0}, lstMatches)

set iFinal to start of recLast
if iFinal < length of str then
parts of recLast & text (iFinal + 1) thru -1 of str
else
parts of recLast & ""
end if
else
{str}
end if
end splitRegex

-- regexMatches :: RegexPattern -> String -> [{location:Int, length:Int}]
on regexMatches(strRegex, str)
set ca to current application
set oRgx to ca's NSRegularExpression's regularExpressionWithPattern:strRegex ¬
options:((ca's NSRegularExpressionAnchorsMatchLines as integer)) |error|:(missing value)
set oString to ca's NSString's stringWithString:str
set oMatches to oRgx's matchesInString:oString options:0 range:{location:0, |length|:oString's |length|()}

set lstMatches to {}
set lng to count of oMatches
repeat with i from 1 to lng
set end of lstMatches to range() of item i of oMatches
end repeat
lstMatches
end regexMatches

-- foldl :: (a -> b -> a) -> a -> [b] -> a
on foldl(f, startValue, xs)
tell mReturn(f)
set v to startValue
set lng to length of xs
repeat with i from 1 to lng
set v to |λ|(v, item i of xs, i, xs)
end repeat
return v
end tell
end foldl

-- intercalate :: Text -> [Text] -> Text
on intercalate(strText, lstText)
set {dlm, my text item delimiters} to {my text item delimiters, strText}
set strJoined to lstText as text
set my text item delimiters to dlm
return strJoined
end intercalate

-- Lift 2nd class handler function into 1st class script wrapper
-- mReturn :: Handler -> Script
on mReturn(f)
if class of f is script then
f
else
script
property |λ| : f
end script
end if
end mReturn
```
Output:
`"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"`

## Applesoft BASIC

```100  LET S\$ = "SHE WAS A SOUL STRIPPER. SHE TOOK MY HEART!"
110  LET RM\$ = "AEI"
120  GOSUB 200STRIPCHARS
130  PRINT SC\$
190  END
200  REM
210  REM STRIPCHARS
220  REM
230  LET SC\$ = ""
240  LET SL =  LEN (S\$)
250  IF SL = 0 THEN  RETURN
260  FOR SI = 1 TO SL
270  LET SM\$ =  MID\$ (S\$,SI,1)
280  FOR SJ = 1 TO  LEN (RM\$)
290  LET SR\$ =  MID\$ (RM\$,SJ,1)
300  LET ST = SR\$ <  > SM\$
310  IF ST THEN  NEXT SJ
320  IF ST THEN SC\$ = SC\$ + SM\$
330  NEXT SI
340  RETURN
```
Output:
`SH WS  SOUL STRPPR. SH TOOK MY HRT!`

## Arturo

```stripChars: function [str, chars]->
join select split str => [not? in? & split chars]

print stripChars "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei"
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Asymptote

```string text = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";
string[][] remove = {{"a",""},{"e",""},{"i",""}};

for(var i : remove)
text = replace(text, remove);
}
write(text);
```

## AutoHotkey

```MsgBox % stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")

StripChars(string, charsToStrip){
Loop Parse, charsToStrip
StringReplace, string, string, % A_LoopField, , All
return string
}
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## AWK

```#!/usr/bin/awk -f
BEGIN {
x = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";
print x;
gsub(/[aei]/,"",x);
print x;
}
```
Output:
```She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## BaCon

```text\$ = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
PRINT text\$
PRINT EXTRACT\$(text\$, "[aei]", TRUE)```
Output:
```She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## BASIC

Works with: QBasic
```DECLARE FUNCTION stripchars\$(src AS STRING, remove AS STRING)

PRINT stripchars\$("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")

FUNCTION stripchars\$(src AS STRING, remove AS STRING)
DIM l0 AS LONG, t AS LONG, s AS STRING
s = src
FOR l0 = 1 TO LEN(remove)
DO
t = INSTR(s, MID\$(remove, l0, 1))
IF t THEN
s = LEFT\$(s, t - 1) + MID\$(s, t + 1)
ELSE
EXIT DO
END IF
LOOP
NEXT
stripchars\$ = s
END FUNCTION
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

### Chipmunk Basic

Works with: Chipmunk Basic version 3.6.4
Translation of: BASIC
```100 cls
110 print stripchars\$("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")
120 sub stripchars\$(src\$,remove\$)
130   s\$ = src\$
140   for l0 = 1 to len(remove\$)
150     do
160        t = instr(s\$,mid\$(remove\$,l0,1))
170        if t then
180         s\$ = left\$(s\$,t-1)+mid\$(s\$,t+1)
190       else
200         exit do
210       endif
220     loop
230   next
240   stripchars\$ = s\$
250 end sub
260 end
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

### IS-BASIC

```100 PROGRAM "Stripchr.bas"
110 PRINT STRIPCHARS\$("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")
120 DEF STRIPCHARS\$(SRC\$,REMOVE\$)
130   LET T\$=""
140   FOR I=1 TO LEN(SRC\$)
150     LET L=0
160     FOR J=1 TO LEN(REMOVE\$)
170       IF SRC\$(I)=REMOVE\$(J) THEN LET L=1:EXIT FOR
180     NEXT
190     IF L=0 THEN LET T\$=T\$&SRC\$(I)
200   NEXT
210   LET STRIPCHARS\$=T\$
220 END DEF```

### Sinclair ZX81 BASIC

Works with 1k of RAM. Since the ZX81 character set includes neither lower case nor !, the test string is not quite identical to the one suggested in the specification.

``` 10 LET A\$="SHE WAS A SOUL STRIPPER. SHE TOOK MY HEART."
20 LET B\$="AEI"
30 GOSUB 60
40 PRINT C\$
50 STOP
60 LET C\$=""
70 FOR I=1 TO LEN A\$
80 LET J=1
90 IF A\$(I)=B\$(J) THEN GOTO 130
100 LET J=J+1
110 IF J<=LEN B\$ THEN GOTO 90
120 LET C\$=C\$+A\$(I)
130 NEXT I
140 RETURN
```
Output:
`SH WS  SOUL STRPPR. SH TOOK MY HRT.`

## BASIC256

```function stripchars(texto, remove)
s = texto
for i = 1 to length(remove)
s = replace(s, mid(remove, i, 1), "", true) #true se puede omitir
next i

return s
end function

print stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")```

## BBC BASIC

```      PRINT FNstripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")
END

DEF FNstripchars(A\$, S\$)
LOCAL I%, C%, C\$
FOR I% = 1 TO LEN(S\$)
C\$ = MID\$(S\$, I%, 1)
REPEAT
C% = INSTR(A\$, C\$)
IF C% A\$ = LEFT\$(A\$, C%-1) + MID\$(A\$, C%+1)
UNTIL C% = 0
NEXT
= A\$
```

Output:

```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## BCPL

```get "libhdr"

let contains(str, chr) = valof
\$(  for i = 1 to str%0
if str%i = chr resultis true
resultis false
\$)

let stripchars(str, chars, buf) = valof
\$(  buf%0 := 0
for i = 1 to str%0
if ~contains(chars, str%i)
\$(  buf%0 := buf%0 + 1
buf%(buf%0) := str%i
\$)
resultis buf
\$)

let start() be
\$(  let buf = vec 127
writef("%S*N",
stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!",
"aei",
buf))
\$)```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## BQN

The key function here is set difference, which is `(¬∘∊/⊣)`.

```  StripChars ← (¬∘∊/⊣)
¬∘∊/⊣
"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" StripChars "aei"
"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

## Bracmat

This solution handles Unicode (utf-8) characters. Optimizations are: (1) the `chars` string is hard-coded into the pattern before the pattern is used in the match expression, (2) the output characters are stacked (cheap) rather than appended (expensive). The result string is obtained by stringizing the stack and reversing. To make multibyte characters survive, they are reversed before being put onto the stack. A problem is that this code is negligent of diacritical marks.

```( ( strip
=   string chars s pat
.     !arg:(?string.?chars)
& :?s
&
' ( ?
( %
: [%( utf\$!sjt
& ( @(\$chars:? !sjt ?)
| rev\$!sjt !s:?s
)
& ~
)
)
?
)
: (=?pat)
& @(!string:!pat)
| rev\$(str\$!s)
)
&   out
\$ (strip\$("Аппетит приходит во время еды".веп)
);```
Output:
`Атит риходит о рмя ды`

## Burlesque

```blsq ) "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"{"aei"\/~[n!}f[
"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"```

## C

```#include <string.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

/* removes all chars from string */
char *strip_chars(const char *string, const char *chars)
{
char * newstr = malloc(strlen(string) + 1);
int counter = 0;

for ( ; *string; string++) {
if (!strchr(chars, *string)) {
newstr[ counter ] = *string;
++ counter;
}
}

newstr[counter] = 0;
return newstr;
}

int main(void)
{
char *new = strip_chars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei");
printf("%s\n", new);

free(new);
return 0;
}
```
Result:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

### With table lookup

```#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>

char *strip(const char * str, const char *pat)
{
/*  char replacement is typically done with lookup tables if
*  the replacement set can be large: it turns O(m n) into
*  O(m + n).
*  If same replacement pattern is going to be applied to many
*  strings, it's better to build a table beforehand and reuse it.
*  If charset is big like unicode, table needs to be implemented
*  more efficiently, say using bit field or hash table -- it
*  all depends on the application.
*/
int i = 0, tbl[128] = {0};
while (*pat != '\0') tbl[(int)*(pat++)] = 1;

char *ret = malloc(strlen(str) + 1);
do {
if (!tbl[(int)*str])
ret[i++] = *str;
} while (*(str++) != '\0');

/*  assuming realloc is efficient and succeeds; if not, we could
*  do a two-pass, count first, alloc and strip second
*/
return realloc(ret, i);
}

int main()
{
char * x = strip("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei");
printf(x);
free(x);

return 0;
}
```

Output same as above.

```#include <gadget/gadget.h>

Main
String r, c = ".\$%#\tEste@@@ mensaje será purgado!\$\$\$", set = "\$%#@.\t";

Stack{
Store ( r, Char_del( Upper( c ), set ) );
}Stack_off

Print "Original = [%s]\nChar deleted = [%s]\n", c, r;

Free secure r,c,set;
End
```
Output:
```Original = [.\$%#	Este@@@ mensaje será purgado!\$\$\$]
Char deleted = [ESTE MENSAJE SERÁ PURGADO!]

```

## C#

```using System;

public static string RemoveCharactersFromString(string testString, string removeChars)
{
char[] charAry = removeChars.ToCharArray();
string returnString = testString;
foreach (char c in charAry)
{
while (returnString.IndexOf(c) > -1)
{
returnString = returnString.Remove(returnString.IndexOf(c), 1);
}
}
return returnString;
}
```

Usage:

```using System;

class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
string testString = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";
string removeChars = "aei";
Console.WriteLine(RemoveCharactersFromString(testString, removeChars));
}
}```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

Using `Regex`:

```using System;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

private static string RegexRemoveCharactersFromString(string testString, string removeChars)
{
string pattern = "[" + removeChars + "]";
return Regex.Replace(testString, pattern, "");
}```

Alternative version using `System.Span<T>`:

```using System;

where T : System.IEquatable<T>
{
var toIndex = toStrip.Length;

for (var fromIndex = toIndex - 1; fromIndex >= 0; fromIndex--)
if (toStrip[fromIndex] is var item && !toRemove.Contains(item))
toStrip[--toIndex] = item;

}
```

Usage:

```using System;

class Program
{
static void Main(string[] args)
{
var stripString = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";
var removeString = "aei";
System.Console.WriteLine(RemoveItems<char>(stripString.ToCharArray(), removeString).ToString());
}
}
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## C++

Works with: C++11
```#include <algorithm>
#include <iostream>
#include <string>

std::string stripchars(std::string str, const std::string &chars)
{
str.erase(
std::remove_if(str.begin(), str.end(), [&](char c){
return chars.find(c) != std::string::npos;
}),
str.end()
);
return str;
}

int main()
{
std::cout << stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei") << '\n';
return 0;
}
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Clojure

```(defn strip [coll chars]
(apply str (remove #((set chars) %) coll)))

(strip "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei")
;; => "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

## CLU

```stripchars = proc (input, chars: string) returns (string)
result: array[char] := array[char]\$[]
for c: char in string\$chars(input) do
if string\$indexc(c, chars) = 0 then
end
end
return(string\$ac2s(result))
end stripchars

start_up = proc ()
po: stream := stream\$primary_output()
stream\$putl(po,
stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"))
end start_up```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## COBOL

This function takes the two arguments as specified in the task. However, the result will be returned in the string that had the characters stripped from it, and the string containing the characters to strip must be null-terminated (otherwise, a table would have to be used instead).

```       IDENTIFICATION DIVISION.
PROGRAM-ID. Strip-Chars.

DATA DIVISION.
WORKING-STORAGE SECTION.
01  Str-Size  CONSTANT 128.

LOCAL-STORAGE SECTION.
01  I       PIC 999.
01  Str-Pos PIC 999.

01  Offset  PIC 999.
01  New-Pos PIC 999.

01  Str-End PIC 999.

01  Str     PIC X(Str-Size).
01  Chars-To-Replace PIC X(256).

PROCEDURE DIVISION USING Str BY VALUE Chars-To-Replace.
Main.
PERFORM VARYING I FROM 1 BY 1
UNTIL Chars-To-Replace (I:1) = X"00"

MOVE ZERO TO Offset

*              *> Overwrite the characters to remove by left-shifting
*              *> following characters over them.
PERFORM VARYING Str-Pos FROM 1 BY 1
UNTIL Str-Size < Str-Pos
IF Str (Str-Pos:1) = Chars-To-Replace (I:1)
ELSE IF Offset NOT = ZERO
COMPUTE New-Pos = Str-Pos - Offset
MOVE Str (Str-Pos:1) TO Str (New-Pos:1)
END-IF
END-PERFORM

*              *> Move spaces to characters at the end that have been
*              *> shifted over.
COMPUTE Str-End = Str-Size - Offset
MOVE SPACES TO Str (Str-End:Offset)
END-PERFORM

GOBACK
.
```

## ColdFusion

```<Cfset theString = 'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!'>
<Cfset theStrip = 'aei'>
<Cfloop from="1" to="#len(theStrip)#" index="i">
<cfset theString = replace(theString, Mid(theStrip, i, 1), '', 'all')>
</Cfloop>
<Cfoutput>#theString#</Cfoutput>
```

## Common Lisp

```(defun strip-chars (str chars)
(remove-if (lambda (ch) (find ch chars)) str))

(strip-chars "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei")
;; => "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"

;; strip whitespace:
(string-trim
'(#\Space #\Newline #\Backspace #\Tab
#\Linefeed #\Page #\Return #\Rubout)
"  A string   ")
;; => "A string"
```

## D

This example shows both the functional and regex solutions.

```import std.stdio;

string stripchars(string s, string chars) {
import std.algorithm;
import std.conv;
return s.filter!(c => !chars.count(c)).to!string;
}

string stripchars2(string s, string chars) {
import std.regex;
return replaceAll(s, regex("[" ~ chars ~ "]"), "");
}

void main() {
string s = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";
string chars = "aei";

writeln(stripchars(s, chars));
writeln(stripchars2(s, chars));
}
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!```

## Delphi

```program StripCharacters;

{\$APPTYPE CONSOLE}

uses SysUtils;

function StripChars(const aSrc, aCharsToStrip: string): string;
var
c: Char;
begin
Result := aSrc;
for c in aCharsToStrip do
Result := StringReplace(Result, c, '', [rfReplaceAll, rfIgnoreCase]);
end;

const
TEST_STRING = 'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!';
begin
Writeln(TEST_STRING);
Writeln(StripChars(TEST_STRING, 'aei'));
end.
```

## Draco

```\util.g

proc nonrec stripchars(*char str, chars, outbuf) *char:
channel input text ch_in;
channel output text ch_out;
[2]char cur = ('\e', '\e');

open(ch_in, str);
open(ch_out, outbuf);
if CharsIndex(chars, &cur[0]) = -1 then
write(ch_out; cur[0])
fi
od;
close(ch_in);
close(ch_out);
outbuf
corp

proc nonrec main() void:
[128]char buf;
writeln(
stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!",
"aei", &buf[0]))
corp```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## EasyLang

```func\$ strip s\$ del\$ .
for c\$ in strchars s\$
if strpos del\$ c\$ <> 0
c\$ = ""
.
r\$ &= c\$
.
return r\$
.
print strip "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei"```

## EchoLisp

```;; using regexp /[chars]/g

(define (strip-chars string chars)
(string-replace string (string-append "/[" chars "]/g") ""))

(strip-chars "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei")
→ "Sh ws soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

## Elena

ELENA 4.x :

```import extensions;
import extensions'text;
import system'routines;

public program()
{
var testString := "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";
var removeChars := "aei";

console.printLine(testString.filterBy::(ch => removeChars.indexOf(0, ch) == -1).summarize(new StringWriter()))
}```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Elixir

The easiest solution would be to use replace from the String module, which takes a Regex.

```str = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
String.replace(str, ~r/[aei]/, "")
# => Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

To get the desired interface, we just have to dynamically construct the Regex:

```defmodule RC do
def stripchars(str, chars) do
String.replace(str, ~r/[#{chars}]/, "")
end
end

str = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
RC.stripchars(str, "aei")
# => Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Emacs Lisp

```(defun stripchars (s chars)
(seq-into
(seq-filter (lambda (x) (not (seq-contains chars x))) s)
'string))

(stripchars "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei")
```
Output:
```"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

## Erlang

The function is created in the shell. A module would be over engineering.

Output:
```4> F = fun(To_stripp, Strip_with) -> lists:filter( fun(C) -> not lists:member(C, Strip_with) end, To_stripp ) end.
#Fun<erl_eval.12.111823515>
5> F("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei").
"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

## Euphoria

Works with: Euphoria version 4.0.3, 4.0.0 RC1 and later

The includes use Euphoria 4 standard library files. A sequence called originalString holds the text to be converted. The `puts` function is for console output. The work of this task is done by the `transmute` function; this function takes parameters separated by commas. Here it uses 3 parameters, up to 5, the other two are optional and aren't put in this time. The `transmute` function's usage and examples can be searched for in the official Euphoria 4.0.0+ manual. Euphoria object identifiers (names) are case sensitive but don't need to be in a particular case to be recognized as an object type.

```include std\sequence.e
include std\console.e

sequence originalString = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
puts(1,"Before : " & originalString & "\n")
originalString = transmute(originalString, {{} , "a", "e", "i"}, {{} , "", "", ""})
puts(1,"After : " & originalString & "\n")
any_key()```
Output:
```Before : She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!
After : Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
Press Any Key to continue...```

## Excel

### LAMBDA

Binding the name exceptChars to the following lambda expression in the Name Manager of the Excel WorkBook:

```exceptChars
=LAMBDA(excluded,
LAMBDA(src,
CONCAT(
FILTERP(
LAMBDA(c,
ISERROR(
FIND(c, excluded, 1)
)
)
)(
CHARSROW(src)
)
)
)
)
```

and also assuming the following generic bindings in the Name Manager for the WorkBook:

```CHARSROW
=LAMBDA(s,
MID(s,
SEQUENCE(1, LEN(s), 1, 1),
1
)
)

FILTERP
=LAMBDA(p,
LAMBDA(xs,
FILTER(xs, p(xs))
)
)
```
Output:
 =exceptChars(A2)(B1) fx A B 1 She was a soul stripper. She took my heart! 2 aei Sh ws soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!

## F#

```let stripChars text (chars:string) =
Seq.fold (
fun (s:string) c -> s.Replace(c.ToString(),"")
) text chars
printfn "%s" (stripChars "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei")
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Factor

```without
```

Example:

```USE: sets
"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei" without print
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Forth

Forth is a low level language that is extended to solve your problem. Here we add APPEND-CHAR to the language and use it built the new string character by character in a memory buffer called PAD. PAD is a standard Forth word. SCAN is common in most Forth systems and is typically coded in Forth assembler

```: append-char ( char str -- ) dup >r  count dup 1+ r> c! + c! ;  \ append char to a counted string
: strippers   ( -- addr len)  s" aeiAEI" ;     \ a string literal returns addr and length

bounds                                 \ calc loop limits for addr2
DO
scan nip 0=                         \ scan for char in addr1, test for zero
THEN                                \ ...then ... continue the loop
LOOP
2drop                                  \ we don't need STRIPPERS now
```

Test at the forth console

```strippers  s" She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" stripchars  cr type
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt! ok
```

### Shorter version, using ]] [[ macros

This shorter version removes creating a new string and prints the "stripped" string immediately. The macro called '?exit' speeds up the '.stripped' print loop by compiling its code inside the loop.

```: ?exit ( c1 c2 -- ) ]] = if drop unloop exit then [[ ; immediate
: .stripped ( a u c -- ) -rot bounds ?do dup i c@ ?exit loop emit ;
: stripchars ( a1 u1 a2 u2 -- ) bounds ?do 2dup i c@ .stripped loop 2drop ;

: "aei" s" aei" ;

\ usage: "aei" s" She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" stripchars
```

## Fortran

```elemental subroutine strip(string,set)
character(len=*), intent(inout) :: string
character(len=*), intent(in)    :: set
integer                         :: old, new, stride
old = 1; new = 1
do
stride = scan( string( old : ), set )
if ( stride > 0 ) then
string( new : new+stride-2 ) = string( old : old+stride-2 )
old = old+stride
new = new+stride-1
else
string( new : ) = string( old : )
return
end if
end do
end subroutine strip
```

Note: Since strip is an elemental subroutine, it can be called with arrays of strings as well.

## FreeBASIC

```' FB 1.05.0 Win64

Function stripChars(s As Const String, chars As Const String) As String
If s = "" Then Return ""
Dim count As Integer = 0
Dim strip(0 To Len(s) - 1) As Boolean
For i As Integer = 0 To Len(s) - 1
For j As Integer = 0 To Len(chars) - 1
If s[i] = chars[j] Then
count += 1
strip(i) = True
Exit For
End If
Next j
Next i

Dim buffer As String = Space(Len(s) - count)
count  = 0
For i As Integer = 0 To Len(s) - 1
If Not Strip(i) Then
buffer[count] = s[i]
count += 1
End If
Next
Return buffer
End Function

Dim s As String = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
Dim chars As String = "aei"
Print stripChars(s, chars)
Print
Print "Press any key to quit"
Sleep```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Frink

```stripchars[str, remove] :=
{
set = toSet[chars[remove]]
return char[remove[char[str], {|c, set| set.contains[c]}, set]]
}

println[stripchars["She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei"]]```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Fōrmulæ

Fōrmulæ programs are not textual, visualization/edition of programs is done showing/manipulating structures but not text. Moreover, there can be multiple visual representations of the same program. Even though it is possible to have textual representation —i.e. XML, JSON— they are intended for storage and transfer purposes more than visualization and edition.

Programs in Fōrmulæ are created/edited online in its website.

In this page you can see and run the program(s) related to this task and their results. You can also change either the programs or the parameters they are called with, for experimentation, but remember that these programs were created with the main purpose of showing a clear solution of the task, and they generally lack any kind of validation.

Solution

Test case

## FutureBasic

```window 1, @"Strip a set of characters from a string"

local fn StringByStrippingCharacters( string as CFStringRef, chrs as CFStringRef ) as CFStringRef
end fn = fn ArrayComponentsJoinedByString( fn StringComponentsSeparatedByCharactersInSet( string, fn CharacterSetWithCharactersInString( chrs ) ), @"" )

CFStringRef string, chrs

string = @"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
chrs = @"aei"

print string
print fn StringByStrippingCharacters( string, chrs )

HandleEvents```
Output:
```She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Gambas

```Public Sub Main()

Print StripChars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")

End
'_____________________________________________________________________
Public Sub StripChars(sText As String, sRemove As String) As String
Dim siCount As Short

For siCount = 1 To Len(sRemove)
sText = Replace(sText, Mid(sRemove, siCount, 1), "")
Next

Return sText

End```

Output:

```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Go

```package main

import (
"fmt"
"strings"
)

func stripchars(str, chr string) string {
return strings.Map(func(r rune) rune {
if strings.IndexRune(chr, r) < 0 {
return r
}
return -1
}, str)
}

func main() {
fmt.Println(stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!",
"aei"))
}
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Groovy

Solution:

```def stripChars = { string, stripChars ->
def list = string as List
list.removeAll(stripChars as List)
list.join()
}
```

Test:

```println (stripChars('She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!', 'aei'))
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

I decided to make the string the second argument and the characters the first argument, because it is more likely for someone to partially apply the characters to be stripped (making a function that strips certain characters), than the string.

```stripChars :: String -> String -> String
stripChars = filter . flip notElem
```
Testing in GHCI:
```> stripChars "aei" "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"```

## Icon and Unicon

The following works in both languages:

```procedure main(A)
cs := \A[1] | 'aei'   # argument is set of characters to strip
every write(stripChars(!&input, cs))  # strip all input lines
end

procedure stripChars(s,cs)
ns := ""
s ? while ns ||:= (not pos(0), tab(upto(cs)|0)) do tab(many(cs))
return ns
end
```
Sample runs:
```->strip
She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
Aardvarks are ant eaters.
Ardvrks r nt trs.
->strip AEIOUaeiou
Aardvarks are ant eaters.
rdvrks r nt trs.
->```

## Insitux

Translation of: Clojure
```(function strip from what
(remove (to-vec what) from))

(strip "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei")
;returns "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"```

## J

Solution:
The dyadic primitive `-.` (Less) is probably the simplest way to solve this task.

Example Usage:
```   'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!' -. 'aei'
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Java

The most basic approach is to use the String.replace method.

```String stripCharacters(String string, String characters) {
for (char character : characters.toCharArray())
string = string.replace(String.valueOf(character), "");
return string;
}
```

You could also use a StringBuilder which provides a deleteCharAt method.

```String stripCharacters(String string, String characters) {
StringBuilder stripped = new StringBuilder(string);
/* traversing the string backwards is necessary to avoid collision */
for (int index = string.length() - 1; index >= 0; index--) {
if (characters.contains(String.valueOf(string.charAt(index))))
stripped.deleteCharAt(index);
}
return stripped.toString();
}
```

You could use the String.replaceAll method, which takes a regular expression as it's first argument.

```static String stripCharacters(String string, String characters) {
/* be sure to 'quote' the 'characters' to avoid pattern collision */
characters = Pattern.quote(characters);
string = string.replaceAll("[%s]".formatted(characters), "");
return string;
}
```

These will all produce the following string.

```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## JavaScript

### ES5

```function stripchars(string, chars) {
return string.replace(RegExp('['+chars+']','g'), '');
}
```

### ES6

Reversing the order of the arguments, to simplify any currying:

```(() => {
'use strict';

// stripChars :: String -> String -> String
const stripChars = (strNeedles, strHayStack) =>
strHayStack.replace(RegExp(`[\${strNeedles}]`, 'g'), '');

// GENERIC FUNCTION

// curry :: ((a, b) -> c) -> a -> b -> c
const curry = f => a => b => f(a, b);

// TEST FUNCTION

const noAEI = curry(stripChars)('aeiAEI');

// TEST
return noAEI('She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!');

// 'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!'
})();
```
Output:
`'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!'`

Alternatively, we could also do this without a regex:

```(() => {
'use strict';

// stripChars :: String -> String -> String
const stripChars = (strNeedles, strHayStack) =>
strHayStack.split('')
.filter(x => !elem(x, strNeedles))
.join('');

// GENERIC FUNCTIONS

// elem :: Eq a => a -> [a] -> Bool
const elem = (x, xs) => xs.indexOf(x) !== -1;

// curry :: ((a, b) -> c) -> a -> b -> c
const curry = f => a => b => f(a, b);

// TEST FUNCTION

const noAEI = curry(stripChars)('aeiAEI');

// TEST
return noAEI('She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!');

// 'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!'
})();
```
Output:
`'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!'`

## Joy

```DEFINE stripchars == [in not] cons filter.

"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei" stripchars.```
Output:
`"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"`

## jq

```def stripchars(string; banish):
(string | explode) - (banish | explode) | implode;```

Note: In jq, it would be more idiomatic to define the function as a filter:

```def stripchars(banish):
explode - (banish | explode) | implode;```

In this case, we would write:

```"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" | stripchars("aei")
```

## Julia

Works with: Julia version 1.0
```stripChar = (s, r) -> replace(s, Regex("[\$r]") => "")
```
Output:
```> stripChar("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!```

## K

```"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" ^ "aei"
```
Output:
`"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"`

## Kotlin

```fun stripChars(s: String, r: String) = s.filter { it !in r }

fun main(args: Array<String>) {
println(stripChars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"))
}
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Lambdatalk

Text substitutions are easy to process directly using regular expressions :

```{S.replace (a|e|i)
by           // nothing
in She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!}
-> Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

and can be wrapped inside a fuction:

```{def word2rex
{def word2rex.r
{lambda {:w}
{if {W.empty? {W.rest :w}}
then {W.first :w})
else {W.first :w}|{word2rex.r {W.rest :w}}}}}
{lambda {:w :s}
{S.replace ({word2rex.r :w} by in :s}}}
-> word2rex

{word2rex aei
She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!}
-> Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Lasso

```define stripper(in::string,destroy::string) => {
with toremove in #destroy->values do => {
#in->replace(#toremove,'')
}
return #in
}
stripper('She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!','aei')
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Liberty BASIC

```Print stripchars\$("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei", 1)
End

Function stripchars\$(strip\$, chars\$, num)
For i = 1 To Len(strip\$)
If Mid\$(strip\$, i, 1) <> Mid\$(chars\$, num, 1) Then
stripchars\$ = (stripchars\$ + Mid\$(strip\$, i, 1))
End If
Next i
If (num <= Len(chars\$)) Then stripchars\$ = stripchars\$(stripchars\$, chars\$, (num + 1))
End Function```

## LiveCode

```function stripChars str charlist
local strstripped
put str into strstripped
repeat for each char c in charlist
replace c with empty in strstripped
end repeat
return strstripped
end stripChars```

Test

```command teststripchars
put stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")
end teststripchars```

Output

`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Logo

```to strip :string :chars
output filter [not substringp ? :chars] :string
end

print strip "She\ was\ a\ soul\ stripper.\ She\ took\ my\ heart! "aei

bye```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Lua

```function stripchars(str, chrs)
local s = str:gsub("["..chrs:gsub("%W","%%%1").."]", '')
return s
end

print( stripchars( "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei" ) )
--> Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
print( stripchars( "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "a-z" ) )
--> She ws  soul stripper. She took my hert!
```

## Maple

```with(StringTools):

Remove(c->Has("aei",c), "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!");```

Output:

`                    "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"`

## Mathematica/Wolfram Language

```stripchars[a_,b_]:=StringReplace[a,(#->"")&/@Characters[b]]
stripchars["She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei"]
->Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## MATLAB / Octave

```function str = stripchars(str, charlist)
% MATLAB after 2016b: str = erase(str, charlist);
str(ismember(str, charlist)) = '';
```
Output:
``` >> stripchars('She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!','aei')
ans = Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!```

## Nanoquery

```def stripchars(string, chars)
for char in chars
string = string.replace(char, "")
end
return string
end```

## Nemerle

```StripChars( text : string, remove : string ) : string
{
def chuck = Explode(remove);
Concat( "", Split(text, chuck))
}
```

## NetRexx

```/* NetRexx */

options replace format comments java crossref savelog symbols

say stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")

return

method stripchars(haystack, chs) public static

loop c_ = 1 to chs.length
needle = chs.substr(c_, 1)
haystack = haystack.changestr(needle, '')
end c_

return haystack```

## NewLISP

```(let (sentence "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!")
(replace "[aei]" sentence "" 0))
```

## Nim

```import strutils

echo "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!".split({'a','e','i'}).join()

echo "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!".multiReplace(
("a", ""),
("e", ""),
("i", "")
)

# And another way using module "sequtils".
import sequtils
echo "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!".filterIt(it notin "aei").join()
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!```

## Objective-C

Works with: Mac OS X version 10.5+
Works with: iOS version 1.0
```@interface NSString (StripCharacters)
- (NSString *) stripCharactersInSet: (NSCharacterSet *) chars;
@end

@implementation NSString (StripCharacters)
- (NSString *) stripCharactersInSet: (NSCharacterSet *) chars {
return [[self componentsSeparatedByCharactersInSet:chars] componentsJoinedByString:@""];
}
@end
```
To use:
```    NSString *aString = @"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";
NSCharacterSet* chars = [NSCharacterSet characterSetWithCharactersInString:@"aei"];

// Display the NSString.
NSLog(@"%@", [aString stripCharactersInSet:chars]);
```

## OCaml

```let stripchars s cs =
let len = String.length s in
let res = Bytes.create len in
let rec aux i j =
if i >= len
then Bytes.to_string (Bytes.sub res 0 j)
else if String.contains cs s.[i] then
aux (succ i) (j)
else begin
Bytes.set res j s.[i];
aux (succ i) (succ j)
end
in
aux 0 0
```
Testing in the toplevel:
```# stripchars "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei" ;;
- : string = "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"```

## Oforth

```String method: stripChars(str)  #[ str include not ] self filter ;

"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" stripChars("aei") println```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## PARI/GP

GP should not be used for string manipulation. A good solution to this problem would probably involve `system("perl -e`...

```stripchars(s, bad)={
s=Vecsmall(s);
my(v=[]);
Strchr(v)
};
stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")```

See Delphi

## Perl

Note: this example uses a regular expression character class. Certain characters, like hyphens and brackets, may need to be escaped.

```sub stripchars {
my (\$s, \$chars) = @_;
\$s =~ s/[\$chars]//g;
return \$s;
}

print stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"), "\n";
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

Another good option for stripping characters is to use the `tr///` operator. This option is very efficient when the set of characters to strip is fixed at compile time, because `tr///` is specifically designed for transforming and deleting characters. Note that hyphens also have special meaning in this case.

```\$str =~ tr/aei//d;
```

Since the characters used for `tr///` must be fixed at compile time, unfortunately, it requires the use of an `eval` to do this generally for any set of characters provided at runtime:

```sub stripchars {
my (\$s, \$chars) = @_;
eval("\\$s =~ tr/\$chars//d;");
return \$s;
}
```

## Phix

Library: Phix/basics
```?filter("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","out","aei")
```
Output:
```"Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

## PHP

```<?php
function stripchars(\$s, \$chars) {
return str_replace(str_split(\$chars), "", \$s);
}

echo stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"), "\n";
?>
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Picat

### List comprehension

`stripchars(String, Chars) = [C : C in String, not(membchk(C,Chars))].`

### Recursion

```stripchars2(String,Chars, Res) =>
stripchars2(String, Chars, [], Res).

stripchars2([], _Chars, Res, Res).
stripchars2([H|T], Chars, Res1, Res) :-
membchk(H,Chars),
stripchars2(T, Chars, Res1, Res).
stripchars2([H|T], Chars, Res1, [H|Res]) :-
stripchars2(T, Chars, Res1, Res).```

### Test

```go =>
S = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!",
println(stripchars(S, "aei")),
stripchars2(S, "aei", S2),
println(S2),
nl.```

Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!```

## PicoLisp

```(de strDiff (Str1 Str2)
(pack (diff (chop Str1) (chop Str2))) )```
Output:
```: (strDiff "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei")
-> "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"```

## PL/I

```strip_chars: procedure (text, chars) returns (character (100) varying);
declare text character (*) varying, chars character (*) varying;
declare out_text character (100);
declare ch character (1);
declare (i, j) fixed binary;

j = 0;
do i = 1 to length(text);
ch = substr(text, i, 1);
if index(chars, ch) = 0 then
do; j = j + 1; substr(out_text, j, 1) = ch; end;
end;
return (substr(out_text, 1, j) );
end strip_chars;```

## PL/M

```100H:
BDOS: PROCEDURE(F,A); DECLARE F BYTE, A ADDRESS; GO TO 5; END BDOS;
EXIT: PROCEDURE; GO TO 0; END EXIT;
PRINT: PROCEDURE(S); DECLARE S ADDRESS; CALL BDOS(9,S); END PRINT;
DECLARE TRUE LITERALLY '0FFH', FALSE LITERALLY '0';

/* SEE IF STRING CONTAINS CHARACTER */
CONTAINS: PROCEDURE(STR, CHR) BYTE;
DECLARE STR ADDRESS, (SCH BASED STR, CHR) BYTE;
DO WHILE SCH <> '\$';
IF SCH = CHR THEN RETURN TRUE;
STR = STR + 1;
END;
RETURN FALSE;
END CONTAINS;

/* STRIP CHARACTERS FROM A STRING */
STRIP\$CHARS: PROCEDURE(STR, CHARS, OUTBUF);
DECLARE (IN\$CH BASED STR, OUT\$CH BASED OUTBUF) BYTE;
DO WHILE IN\$CH <> '\$';
IF NOT CONTAINS(CHARS, IN\$CH) THEN DO;
OUT\$CH = IN\$CH;
OUTBUF = OUTBUF + 1;
END;
STR = STR + 1;
END;
OUT\$CH = '\$';
END STRIP\$CHARS;

/* TEST */

/* 8080 PL/M DOES NOT SUPPORT LOWERCASE OR EXCLAMATION MARK */
CALL STRIP\$CHARS(
.'SHE WAS A SOUL STRIPPER. SHE TOOK MY HEART.\$',
.'AEI\$',
.BUF);
CALL PRINT(.BUF);
CALL EXIT;
EOF```
Output:
`SH WS  SOUL STRPPR. SH TOOK MY HRT.`

## Powershell

Powershell have replace operator that by will replace a regex pattern with a given string:

```'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!' -replace '[aei]', ''
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Prolog

Works with SWI-Prolog and module lambda.pl written by Ulrich Neumerkel found there http://www.complang.tuwien.ac.at/ulrich/Prolog-inedit/lambda.pl .

```:- use_module(library(lambda)).

stripchars(String, Exclude, Result) :-
exclude(\X^(member(X, Exclude)), String, Result1),
string_to_list(Result, Result1).
```
Output:
``` ?- stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei", R).
R = "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!".
```

### alternative version using DCG strings

```:- system:set_prolog_flag(double_quotes,chars) .

%! strip_chars(SOURCEz0,SETz0,TARGETz)
%
% `TARGETz` is `SOURCEz0` but with any of the characters in `SETz0` removed .

strip_chars(SOURCEz0,SETz0,TARGETz)
:-
prolog:phrase(strip_chars(SOURCEz0,SETz0),TARGETz)
.

strip_chars([],_SETz0_) --> ! .

strip_chars([SOURCE0|SOURCEz0],SETz0)
-->
{ \+ \+ lists:member(SOURCE0,SETz0) } ,
! ,
strip_chars(SOURCEz0,SETz0)
.

strip_chars([SOURCE0|SOURCEz0],SETz0)
-->
[SOURCE0] ,
strip_chars(SOURCEz0,SETz0)
.
```
Output:
```?- strip_chars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei",Rs) .
Rs = ['S', h, ' ', w, s, ' ', ' ', s, o, u, l, ' ', s, t, r, p, p, r, '.', ' ', 'S', h, ' ', t, o, o, k, ' ', m, y, ' ', h, r, t, !].
```

## PureBasic

PureBasic uses a single (for ASCII) or a two-byte (for Unicode) null to signal the end of a string. Nulls are thus excluded from the allowable characters to strip as they can't be included in a PureBasic string.

```Procedure.s stripChars(source.s,  charsToStrip.s)
Protected i, *ptrChar.Character, length = Len(source), result.s
*ptrChar = @source
For i = 1 To length
If Not FindString(charsToStrip, Chr(*ptrChar\c))
result + Chr(*ptrChar\c)
EndIf
*ptrChar + SizeOf(Character)
Next
ProcedureReturn result
EndProcedure

If OpenConsole()
PrintN(stripChars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"))

Print(#CRLF\$ + #CRLF\$ + "Press ENTER to exit"): Input()
CloseConsole()
EndIf```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Python

### Not using regular expressions

Works with: Python version 2.6+
```>>> def stripchars(s, chars):
...     return s.translate(None, chars)
...
>>> stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")
'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!'
```
Works with: Python version 2.x
```>>> import string
>>> def stripchars(s, chars):
...     return s.translate(string.maketrans("", ""), chars)
...
>>> stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")
'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!'
```

Implemented manually:

```>>> def stripchars(s, chars):
...     return "".join(c for c in s if c not in chars)
...
>>> stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")
'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!'
```

### Using regular expressions

```>>> import re
>>> def stripchars(s, chars):
return re.sub('[%s]+' % re.escape(chars), '', s)

>>> stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")
'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!'
>>>
```

## Quackery

```  [ \$ "" swap witheach [ upper join ] ] is upper\$ (   \$ --> \$ )

[ \$ "" swap witheach [ lower join ] ] is lower\$ (   \$ --> \$ )

[ 0 swap witheach [ bit | ] ]         is ->set  (   [ --> s )

[ bit & not ]                         is !in    ( s c --> b )

[ \$ "" unrot
upper\$ dup lower\$ join ( omit this line for case-sensitive )
->set swap witheach
[ 2dup !in iff
[ swap dip join ]
else drop ] drop ]              is strip\$ ( \$ \$ --> \$ )

\$ "One is never alone with a rubber duck." dup echo\$ cr
\$ "EIU" strip\$ echo\$ cr```
Output:
```One is never alone with a rubber duck.
On s nvr alon wth a rbbr dck.```

## Racket

```#lang racket

;; Using list operations
(define (stripchars1 text chars)
(list->string (remove* (string->list chars) (string->list text))))

;; Using a regexp
;; => will be broken if chars have "-" or "]" or "\\"
(define (stripchars2 text chars)
(regexp-replace* (~a "[" chars "]+") text ""))
```

## Raku

(formerly Perl 6)

```sub strip_chars ( \$s, \$chars ) {
return \$s.trans( \$chars.comb X=> '' );
}

say strip_chars( 'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!', 'aei' );
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Red

```stripchars: func [str chars] [trim/with str chars]
stripchars "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei"
```

## Refal

```\$ENTRY Go {
= <Prout <Strip ('aei') 'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!'>>;
};

Strip {
(e.Chs) = ;
(e.Chs) s.C e.S, e.Chs: e.1 s.C e.2 = <Strip (e.Chs) e.S>;
(e.Chs) s.C e.S = s.C <Strip (e.Chs) e.S>;
};```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## REXX

### version 1

In the REXX language, strip usually means to remove leading and/or trailing characters from a string (most often, blanks).

```/*REXX program  removes  a list of characters from a string  (the haystack).            */
say stripChars('She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!',   "iea")     /*elide: iea */
exit                                             /*stick a fork in it,  we're all done. */
/*──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────*/
stripChars: procedure;  parse arg haystack, remove
do j=1  for length(remove)
haystack=changestr( substr( remove, j, 1),  haystack, '')
end   /*j*/
return haystack
```

Some older REXXes don't have a   changestr   BIF, so one is included here   ───►   CHANGESTR.REX.

output :
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

### version 2

Using recursion:

```/* REXX */
say StripChars('She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!','iea')
exit 0

StripChars: procedure
parse arg strng,remove
removepos=Verify(strng,remove,'MATCH')
if removepos=0 then return strng
parse value strng with strng =(removepos) +1 rest
return strng || StripChars(rest,remove)
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hart!rt!`

### version 3

This works on all Rexxes.
(Except for R4 and ROO at the least, there may be others.)

```/* REXX ***************************************************************
* If source and stripchars don't contain a hex 00 character, this works
* 06.07.2012 Walter Pachl
* 19.06.2013 -"- space(result,0) -> space(result,0,' ')
*                space(result,0) removes WHITESPACE not only blanks
**********************************************************************/
Say 'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt! -- expected'
Say stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")
Exit
stripchars: Parse Arg string,stripchars
result=translate(string,'00'x,' ')      /* turn blanks into '00'x   */
result=translate(result,' ',stripchars) /* turn stripchars into ' ' */
result=space(result,0,' ')              /* remove all blanks        */
Return translate(result,' ','00'x)      /* '00'x back to blanks     */
```

### version 4

```Another neat (?) one
No x00 restriction and no changestr
```
```stripchars: Procedure
Parse Arg i,s                 /* get input and chars to be removed */
o=''                          /* initialize result                 */
Do While i\==''               /* loop through input                */
Parse Var i c +1 i          /* get one character                 */
If pos(c,s)=0 Then          /* it's not to be removed            */
o=o||c                    /* append it to the result           */
End
Return o                      /* return the result                 */
```

## Ring

```aList = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
bList = "aei"
see aList + nl
see stripChars(aList,bList)

func stripChars cList, dList
for n = 1 to len(dList)
cList = substr(cList,dList[n],"") + nl
next
return cList```

## RPL

```≪ → string out
≪ "" 1 string SIZE FOR j
string j DUP SUB
IF out OVER POS THEN DROP ELSE + END
NEXT
≫ ≫ 'STRIP' STO
```
Input:
```"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei" STRIP
```
Input:
```1: "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

## Ruby

```"She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!".delete("aei")  # => "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!"
```

## Run BASIC

```function stripchars(texto, remove)
s = texto
for i = 1 to length(remove)
s = replace(s, mid(remove, i, 1), "", true)
next i

return s
end function```

## Rust

Naive Implementation:

```fn strip_characters(original : &str, to_strip : &str) -> String {
let mut result = String::new();
for c in original.chars() {
if !to_strip.contains(c) {
result.push(c);
}
}
result
}
```

Functional Implementation:

```fn strip_characters(original : &str, to_strip : &str) -> String {
original.chars().filter(|&c| !to_strip.contains(c)).collect()
}
```

Either can be executed thusly:

```fn main() {
println!("{}", strip_characters("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"));
}
```

## SAS

This code will write the resulting string to the log:

```%let string=She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!;
%let chars=aei;
%let stripped=%sysfunc(compress("&string","&chars"));
%put &stripped;
```

Log:

```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## S-BASIC

```rem - strip unwanted characters from a string
function strip(s, unwanted = string) = string
var i  = integer
var outstr = string
var ch = char
outstr = ""
for i = 1 to len(s)
ch = mid(s, i, 1)
if instr(1, unwanted, ch) = 0 then
outstr = outstr + ch
next i
end = outstr

rem - exercise the routine
print strip("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")

end
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Scala

```def stripChars(s:String, ch:String)= s filterNot (ch contains _)

stripChars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")
// => Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Scheme

Two approaches are given here. The first is in plain Scheme, and implements a loop to remove the characters. The second uses the SRFI libraries to create a character set and delete those characters from the string.

```(import (scheme base)
(scheme write)
(only (srfi 13) string-delete)
(only (srfi 14) ->char-set))

;; implementation in plain Scheme
(define (strip-chars str chars)
(let ((char-list (string->list chars)))
(define (do-strip str-list result)
(cond ((null? str-list)
(reverse result))
((member (car str-list) char-list char=?)
(do-strip (cdr str-list) result))
(else
(do-strip (cdr str-list) (cons (car str-list) result)))))
(list->string
(do-strip (string->list str) '()))))

(display (strip-chars "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei"))
(newline)

;; using functions in SRFI 13 and SRFI 14
(define (strip-chars2 str chars)
(string-delete (->char-set chars) str))

(display (strip-chars2 "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei"))
(newline)
```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## ScriptBasic

```str1 = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
rmv = "aei"
FOR i = 1 TO LEN(rmv)
str1 = REPLACE(str1, MID(rmv, i, 1), "")
NEXT
PRINT str1,"\n"```

## Sed

Using echo and piping it through a sed filter:

```#!/bin/bash

strip_char()
{
echo "\$1" | sed "s/[\$2]//g"
}
```

## Seed7

```\$ include "seed7_05.s7i";

const func string: stripchars (in string: mainStri, in string: charList) is func
result
var string: strippedStri is "";
local
var char: ch is ' ';
begin
strippedStri := mainStri;
for ch range charList do
strippedStri := replace(strippedStri, str(ch), "");
end for;
end func;

const proc: main is func
begin
writeln(stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"));
end func;```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## SETL

```program strip_chars;
print(strip("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"));

proc strip(s, chs);
return +/[c : c in s | not c in chs];
end proc;
end program;```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Sidef

```func stripchars(str, char_list) {
str.tr(char_list, "", "d");
}
```

or:

```func stripchars(str, char_list) {
str.chars.grep {|c| !char_list.contains(c)}.join;
}
```

Calling the function:

```say stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei");
```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Slope

This example ignores all type/error checking in favor of brevity and assumes two strings will be given. A solution could also likely be crafted using regex-replace or string-replace.

```(define strip-chars (lambda (str chrs)
(define chr-list (map (lambda (ch) (string->rune ch)) (string->list chrs)))
(list->string
(filter
(lambda (ch) (not (member? chr-list (string->rune ch))))
(string->list str)))))

(display (strip-chars "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" "aei"))```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Smalltalk

Works with: Pharo version 1.3-13315
```| stripChars |
stripChars := [ :string :chars |
string reject: [ :c | chars includes: c ] ].
stripChars
value: 'She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!'
value: 'aei'.

"'Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!'"```

## SNOBOL4

Note: "strip" is a function, its argument, the label of its first executed line, and its returned value.

```      DEFINE("strip(strip,c)")         :(strip_end)
strip strip ANY(c) =                   :S(strip)F(RETURN)
strip_end

chars = HOST(2, HOST(3))   ;* Get command line argument
chars = IDENT(chars) "aei"
again line = INPUT                    :F(END)
OUTPUT = strip(line, chars)     :(again)
END```
Output:
```snobol4 strip.sno aei
She was a soul stripper. She took my heart.
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt.```

## Standard ML

```fun stripchars (string, chars) = let
fun aux c =
if String.isSubstring (str c) chars then
""
else
str c
in
String.translate aux string
end```
Testing:
```- stripchars ("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei") ;
val it = "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!" : string```

Alternately:

```fun stripchars (string, chars) =
String.concat (String.tokens (fn c => String.isSubstring (str c) chars) string)```
Testing:
```- stripchars ("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei") ;
val it = "Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!" : string```

## Stringle

```a "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
b "aei"
#a
c c .a
b %.\c #c #:c
a :a
#a
\$ c```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Swift

```extension String {
func stripCharactersInSet(chars: [Character]) -> String {
return String(seq: filter(self) {find(chars, \$0) == nil})
}
}

let aString = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
let chars: [Character] = ["a", "e", "i"]

println(aString.stripCharactersInSet(chars))```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## Tcl

```proc stripchars {str chars} {
foreach c [split \$chars ""] {set str [string map [list \$c ""] \$str]}
return \$str
}

set s "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
puts [stripchars \$s "aei"]```

## TorqueScript

This uses a default function.

``` \$string = "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!";
\$chars = "aei";
\$newString = stripChars(\$string, \$chars);
echo(\$string);
echo(\$newString);
```

Output:

``` She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Transd

```#lang transd

MainModule: {
_start: (λ
(with s "She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
(textout (replace s "(a|e|i)" "")))
)
}```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## True BASIC

```FUNCTION stripchars\$(text\$, remove\$)
LET s\$ = text\$
FOR i = 1 TO LEN(remove\$)
DO
LET t = POS(s\$, (remove\$)[i:i])
IF t <> 0 THEN LET s\$ = (s\$)[1:t-1] & (s\$)[t+1:maxnum] ELSE EXIT DO
LOOP
NEXT i
LET stripchars\$ = s\$
END FUNCTION

PRINT stripchars\$("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")
END```

## TUSCRIPT

```\$\$ MODE TUSCRIPT,{}
string="She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!"
stringstrip=EXCHANGE (string,"_[aei]__")
print string
print stringstrip```

Output:

```She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## TXR

This solution builds up a regular expression in a hygienic way from the set of characters given as a string. The string is broken into a list, which is used to construct a regex abstract syntax tree for a character set match, using a Lisp quasiquote. This is fed to the regex compiler, which produces an executable machine that is then used with `regsub`.

On the practical side, some basic structural pattern matching is used to process command line argument list.

Since the partial argument list (the arguments belonging to the TXR script) is a suffix of the full argument list (the complete arguments which include the invoking command and the script name), the classic Lisp function `ldiff` comes in handy in obtaining just the prefix, for printing the usage:

```(defun strip-chars (str set)
(let* ((regex-ast ^(set ,*(list-str set)))
(regex-obj (regex-compile regex-ast)))
(regsub regex-obj "" str)))

(defun usage ()
(pprinl `usage: @{(ldiff *full-args* *args*) " "} <string> <set>`)
(exit 1))

(tree-case *args*
((str set extra) (usage))
((str set . junk) (pprinl (strip-chars str set)))
(else (usage)))```
Output:
```\$ txr strip-chars-2.tl
usage: txr strip-chars-2.tl <string> <set>
\$ txr strip-chars-2.tl "she was a soul stripper. she stole my heart." "aei"
sh ws  soul strppr. sh stol my hrt.```

Now here is a rewrite of `strip-chars` which just uses classic Lisp that has been generalized to work over strings, plus the `do` syntax (a sibling of the `op` operator) that provides syntactic sugar for a lambda function whose body is an operator or macro form.

```(defun strip-chars (str set)
(mappend (do if (memq @1 set) (list @1)) str))```

`(do if (memq @1 set) (list @1))` is just `(lambda (item) (if (memq item set) (list item)))`. `mappend` happily maps over strings and since the leftmost input sequence is a string, and the return values of the lambda are sequence of characters, `mappend` produces a string.

## UNIX Shell

One would normally do this using the standard tr(1) command:

Works with: sh
```strip_chars() {
echo "\$1" | tr -d "\$2"
}```

But it can also be accomplished with bash's built-in parameter expansions:

Works with: bash
```function strip_chars {
echo "\${1//[\$2]}"
}```

Test code:

` strip_chars "She was a soul stripper.  She took my heart!" aei`
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr.  Sh took my hrt!`

## Ursala

Normally there's no need to define this operation because it's built in.

```strip = ~&j

#cast %s

test = strip('she was a soul stripper. she took my heart','aei')```
Output:
```'sh ws  soul strppr. sh took my hrt'
```

## VBA

Pass the optional bSpace parameter True to replace stripped characters with spaces, otherwise replaced with null.

```Function StripChars(stString As String, stStripChars As String, Optional bSpace As Boolean)
Dim i As Integer, stReplace As String
If bSpace = True Then
stReplace = " "
Else
stReplace = ""
End If
For i = 1 To Len(stStripChars)
stString = Replace(stString, Mid(stStripChars, i, 1), stReplace)
Next i
StripChars = stString
End Function```
Output:
```' with bSpace = True:
Sh  w s   soul str pp r. Sh  took my h  rt!

'with bSpace = False / omitted:
Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!```

## VBScript

```Function stripchars(s1,s2)
For i = 1 To Len(s1)
If InStr(s2,Mid(s1,i,1)) Then
s1 = Replace(s1,Mid(s1,i,1),"")
End If
Next
stripchars = s1
End Function

WScript.StdOut.Write stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei")```
Output:
`Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!`

## V (Vlang)

```fn main() {
println(stripchars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!","aei"))
}

fn stripchars(str string, charstrip string) string {
mut newstr := str
for element in charstrip {newstr = newstr.replace(element.ascii_str(), '')}
return newstr
}```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Wren

```var stripChars = Fn.new { |s, t|
return s.map { |c|
return (t.indexOf(c) == -1) ? c : ""
}.join()
}

System.print(stripChars.call("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"))```
Output:
```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## XPL0

```string 0;                       \make strings zero-terminated

func In(Char, Chars);           \Is Char in the string Chars?
char Char, Chars;
int  I;
for I:= 0 to -1>>1 do           \for many times...
[if Chars(I) = 0 then return false;
if Chars(I) = Char then return true;
];

func StripChars(String, Chars); \Remove Chars from String
char String, Chars;
int  I, O;
[O:= 0;
for I:= 0 to -1>>1 do           \for many times...
[if not In(String(I), Chars) then
[String(O):= String(I);  O:= O+1];
if String(I)=0 then return String;
];
];

Text(0, StripChars("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei"))```

Output:

```Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!
```

## Yabasic

```sub stripchars\$(text\$, remove\$)
local i, t, s\$
s\$ = text\$
for i = 1 to len(remove\$)
do
t = instr(s\$, mid\$(remove\$, i, 1))
if t then s\$ = left\$(s\$, t - 1) + mid\$(s\$, t + 1) else break : fi
loop
next i
return s\$
end sub

print stripchars\$("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!", "aei")```

## zkl

```println("She was a soul stripper. She took my heart!" - "aei")
//-->Sh ws  soul strppr. Sh took my hrt!```