[docs] [issue13538] Docstring of str() and/or behavior

Éric Araujo report at bugs.python.org
Sat Dec 10 17:03:27 CET 2011

Éric Araujo <merwok at netwok.org> added the comment:

A note in the docs (without note/warning directives, just a note) and maybe the docstring would be good.  It should better explain that str has two uses: converting anything to a str (using __str__ or __repr__), decode buffer to str (with encoding and errors arguments).  str(b'') is a case of the first use, not the second (and likewise %s formatting).

nosy: +eric.araujo

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