[issue9730] base64 docs refers to strings instead of bytes

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Fri Sep 3 22:55:34 CEST 2010

Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> added the comment:

Specifically, in section 17.6. base64..., near bottom, example should be

>>> import base64
>>> encoded = base64.b64encode(b'data to be encoded') #hang
>>> encoded
>>> data = base64.b64decode(encoded)
>>> data
b'data to be encoded'

with the first and third 'b' prefixes added.

I confirmed that doctest works with above.

I am a bit puzzled about Sphinx and 3.x comment, as doctest just need a plain ascii file and does not care how it was produced. (I used browser Save As text file function.) However, moot now.

keywords: +patch
nosy: +terry.reedy

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