[New-bugs-announce] [issue7557] Imprecise description for the fire.read() method

Jacques Lemire report at bugs.python.org
Mon Dec 21 21:11:43 CET 2009

New submission from Jacques Lemire <jaclemire at gmail.com>:

see this web page:

The description should say:
for Python 3.1 the method reads characters, for instance utf-8 

if the mode is 'rb', then it reads bytes (i.e. byte == 8 bits).

Context: Linux Ubuntu 9.10, 64 bit, compiled locally.

assignee: georg.brandl
components: Documentation
messages: 96767
nosy: georg.brandl, jlp
severity: normal
status: open
title: Imprecise description for the fire.read() method
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.1

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