[New-bugs-announce] [issue24144] Docs discourage use of binascii.unhexlify etc.

Devin Jeanpierre report at bugs.python.org
Fri May 8 00:10:35 CEST 2015

New submission from Devin Jeanpierre:

Maybe the functions should be split up into those you shouldn't need to call directly, and those you should? I find it unlikely that you're supposed to use codecs.encode(..., 'hex') and codecs.decode(..., 'hex') instead of binascii (the only other thing, AFAIK, that works in both 2 and 3).

Relevant quote starts with: "Normally, you will not use these functions directly"


assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 242737
nosy: Devin Jeanpierre, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Docs discourage use of binascii.unhexlify etc.
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4, Python 3.5, Python 3.6

Python tracker <report at bugs.python.org>

More information about the New-bugs-announce mailing list