[New-bugs-announce] [issue3613] base64.encodestring does not actually accept strings
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Wed Aug 20 08:00:34 CEST 2008
New submission from Dmitry Dvoinikov <dmitry at targeted.org>:
This quote from base64.py:
bytes_types = (bytes, bytearray) # Types acceptable as binary data
"""Encode a string into multiple lines of base-64 data.
Argument and return value are bytes.
if not isinstance(s, bytes_types):
raise TypeError("expected bytes, not %s" % s.__class__.__name__)
shows that encodestring method won't accept str for an argument, only
bytes. Perhaps this is by design, but then wouldn't it make sense to
change the name of the method ?
Anyway, this behavior clashes in (the least I know) xmlrpc.client, line
1168 when basic authentication is present:
auth = base64.encodestring(urllib.parse.unquote(auth))
because unquote() returns str, not bytes.
components: Library (Lib)
title: base64.encodestring does not actually accept strings
versions: Python 3.0
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