string-remove-punctuations.js

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var rgx = require( './util_regexes.js' );

// ## string

// ### removePunctuations
/**
 *
 * Removes each punctuation mark by replacing it with a whitespace. It looks for
 * the following punctuations — `.,;!?:"!'... - () [] {}`.
 *
 * Extra spaces, if required, may be removed using [string.removeExtraSpaces](#stringremoveextraspaces)
 * function.
 *
 * @alias string#removePunctuations
 * @param {string} str the input string.
 * @return {string} input string after removal of punctuations.
 * @example
 * removePunctuations( 'Punctuations like "\'\',;!?:"!... are removed' );
 * // -> 'Punctuations like               are removed'
 */
var removePunctuations = function ( str ) {
  return str.replace( rgx.punctuations, ' ' );
}; // removePunctuations()

module.exports = removePunctuations;