Author pitrou
Recipients Guillaume.Bouchard, docs@python, pitrou, r.david.murray
Date 2011-12-06.13:14:31
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> Personally I'm not at all sure why str takes encoding and errors
> arguments (I never use them).

Probably because the unicode type also did in 2.x.
And also because it makes it compatible with arbitrary buffer objects:

>>> str(memoryview(b"foo"), "ascii")
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