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Documented the trick used in 9908201.

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@@ -36,6 +36,11 @@ In order to enable the same behavior in Python 2, every module must import
my_string = "This is an unicode literal"
my_bytestring = b"This is a bytestring"
+If you need a byte string under Python 2 and a unicode string under Python 3,
+use the :func:`str` builtin::
+
+ str('my string')
+
Be cautious if you have to `slice bytestrings`_.
.. _slice bytestrings: http://docs.python.org/py3k/howto/pyporting.html#bytes-literals
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