I am using following function to trim from the left
this works fine in CPython but it doesnot work in Jython.
it says "lstrip(): expected 0 args; got 1"
what could be the problem

def LTRIM(Value,Val_One=" "):
           if (string.strip(Value)==""):
                return "0"
           else :
                a = Value
           OUTPUT = a.lstrip(Val_One)
           return OUTPUT

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