[New-bugs-announce] [issue17839] base64 module should use memoryview

Nick Coghlan report at bugs.python.org
Thu Apr 25 09:32:34 CEST 2013

New submission from Nick Coghlan:

The base64 module is currently restricted specifically to bytes and bytearray objects. By using memoryview, it could effectively decode any input type that provides an 8-bit C contiguous view of the underlying data.

components: Library (Lib)
messages: 187760
nosy: ncoghlan
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: base64 module should use memoryview
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.4

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