avatar Bite 115. Count leading spaces

A small but interesting Bite: given a string with leading indent spacing, calculate the amount of space (literal space, not tab or newline) characters:

  • 'string  ' -> 0 (we only care about leading spacing)
  • '  string' -> 2
  • '    string' -> 4
  • etc...

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