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Returns a copy of the receiver with leading whitespace removed. See also String#rstrip and String#strip.
Refer to String#strip for the definition of whitespace.
"  hello  ".lstrip   #=> "hello  "
"hello".lstrip       #=> "hello"
 
               static VALUE
rb_str_lstrip(VALUE str)
{
    char *start;
    long len, loffset;
    RSTRING_GETMEM(str, start, len);
    loffset = lstrip_offset(str, start, start+len, STR_ENC_GET(str));
    if (loffset <= 0) return str_duplicate(rb_cString, str);
    return rb_str_subseq(str, loffset, len - loffset);
}
            

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