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Title: Socket Python 3k Documentation mistake OR Unicode string is not supported with socket.send
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Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.0
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Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: georg.brandl Nosy List: georg.brandl, st33med
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2008-08-14 02:24 by st33med, last changed 2008-08-14 11:50 by georg.brandl. This issue is now closed.

Messages (3)
msg71105 - (view) Author: Andrew R. (st33med) Date: 2008-08-14 02:24
I am confused by the socket docs for Python 3000. It says to pass a
string through socket.send or socket.sendall, however, it does not seem
to account for the ASCII to Unicode transition. Trying to send an
ordinary Python 3k string through socket.send fails with a TypeError
stating that the first arg must be bytes or buffers but not a str.

Besides the misdocumented sockets, I would think it would be easier to
translate a Unicode string to ASCII, however, I fear this might violate
the "Explicit is better than implicit" rule and RFC tables.
msg71106 - (view) Author: Andrew R. (st33med) Date: 2008-08-14 02:32
http://docs.python.org/dev/3.0/library/socket.html

The examples at the bottom also add to the confusion.
Also, changed title to be friendlier (failure? Mistake, more likely) and
changed type to no selection.
msg71122 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-08-14 11:50
Thanks, fixed the docs to refer to bytes objects in r65674.
History
Date User Action Args
2008-08-14 11:50:47georg.brandlsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg71122
2008-08-14 02:32:49st33medsettype: behavior ->
messages: + msg71106
title: Socket Python 3k Documentation failure OR Unicode string is not supported with socket.send -> Socket Python 3k Documentation mistake OR Unicode string is not supported with socket.send
2008-08-14 02:24:19st33medcreate