Documentation for "str()" could use some adjustment - Unicode issue

John Nagle nagle at
Tue Mar 20 20:45:15 CET 2007

Alex Martelli wrote:
> John Nagle <nagle at> wrote:
>    ...
>>    The real problem is the published books on Python:
>>"Learning Python", by Lutz and Ascher:
>>    "str(string) -- returns the string representation of any object."
>>"Python in a Nutshell", by Martelli
>>    Doesn't really address the issue, but says that "print" calls
>>"str" for conversions.
>>Neither of these mentions that "str" is ASCII-only.
> Are you looking at p. 109 of the 2nd edition of the Nutshell? 

    No, I'm looking at the original edition from 2003.  That
was what Borders had in stock late last year.

				John Nagle

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