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Date 2008-08-20.06:00:31
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This quote from base64.py:

---
bytes_types = (bytes, bytearray)  # Types acceptable as binary data
...
def encodestring(s):
    """Encode a string into multiple lines of base-64 data.

    Argument and return value are bytes.
    """
    if not isinstance(s, bytes_types):
        raise TypeError("expected bytes, not %s" % s.__class__.__name__)
    ...
---

shows that encodestring method won't accept str for an argument, only
bytes. Perhaps this is by design, but then wouldn't it make sense to
change the name of the method ?

Anyway, this behavior clashes in (the least I know) xmlrpc.client, line
1168 when basic authentication is present:

---
auth = base64.encodestring(urllib.parse.unquote(auth))
---

because unquote() returns str, not bytes.
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