Why does rtrim remove things that aren't on the right?

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$word = "shshsh.shshsh"; print(rtrim($word, "sh.")); 

Output is an empty string when I would have expected it to output the entire string (since "sh." does not appear at the end in this case).

 


The "sh." is a set of characters rather than a string to remove. It'll remove characters from the end of the $word recursively as long as it's a character in [s, h, .], until it hits one that isn't in this list, essentially removing everything in your case.

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