[docs] [issue9730] base64 docs refers to strings instead of bytes

R. David Murray report at bugs.python.org
Thu Sep 2 22:20:52 CEST 2010

R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com> added the comment:

See issue 4769, which would partially fix this problem if implemented correctly.  The docs should still be given a thorough review to use the appropriate bytes/string language.

There is a way to do automated testing of the code in the docs, but nobody has done the work to automate it yet.  Sphinx only recently got 3.x support, before which it wasn't even possible.  To run it by hand, do 'make doctest' in the Doc subdirectory of the checkout...the first step will be to fix all the failures....

dependencies: +b64decode should accept strings or bytes
nosy: +r.david.murray

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