[New-bugs-announce] [issue24144] Docs discourage use of binascii.unhexlify etc.
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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
nosy: Devin Jeanpierre, docs at python
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
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