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Title: Broken code example in email module documentation
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.5
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: berker.peksag, bmispelon, docs@python, python-dev, r.david.murray
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2015-02-24 15:15 by bmispelon, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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Messages (7)
msg236503 - (view) Author: Baptiste Mispelon (bmispelon) * Date: 2015-02-24 15:15
The first code example at throws an `AttributeError` because `MIMEText`'s constructor expects a `str` object, not a `bytes` one:

>>> # Import smtplib for the actual sending function
... import smtplib
>>> # Import the email modules we'll need
... from email.mime.text import MIMEText
>>> # Open a plain text file for reading.  For this example, assume that
... # the text file contains only ASCII characters.
... fp = open(textfile, 'rb')
>>> # Create a text/plain message
... msg = MIMEText(
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 2, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python3.4/email/mime/", line 33, in __init__
AttributeError: 'bytes' object has no attribute 'encode'
msg236539 - (view) Author: Baptiste Mispelon (bmispelon) * Date: 2015-02-24 20:05
Patch attached.
msg236543 - (view) Author: Berker Peksag (berker.peksag) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-02-24 20:53
msg236575 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-02-25 13:57
Looks like the example wasn't updated during the python3 transition.

As long as we are changing it, we might as well make it use the file as a context manager.
msg236576 - (view) Author: Baptiste Mispelon (bmispelon) * Date: 2015-02-25 14:05
I wasn't sure if that was going to be out of scope or not.

Here's an attached patch that fixes the remaining usages of `open` inside `Doc/includes` to always use a context manager.
msg236588 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2015-02-25 16:14
New changeset 89c6a6c2dd1f by Berker Peksag in branch '3.4':
Issue #23511: Port to Python 3.

New changeset cb911e1fb3dc by Berker Peksag in branch 'default':
Issue #23511: Port to Python 3.
msg236590 - (view) Author: Berker Peksag (berker.peksag) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-02-25 16:16
Thanks for the patch, Baptiste.
Date User Action Args
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