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Title: os.execvpe() docs need to be more specific
Type: Stage:
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 2.5
process
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: georg.brandl Nosy List: georg.brandl, roysmith
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Created on 2008-04-15 04:31 by roysmith, last changed 2008-04-19 16:58 by georg.brandl. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg65496 - (view) Author: Roy Smith (roysmith) Date: 2008-04-15 04:31
Note: this is (sort of) related to Issue2633.

http://docs.python.org/lib/os-process.html (14.1.5 Process Management).

The docs for os.execvpe() say, "the env parameter must be a mapping which 
is used to define the environment variables for the new process".  It's 
not clear if this mapping replaces the existing environment, or defines 
additional entries which are added to the existing environment.  This 
should be clarified.

This applies to the spawn*() methods too.
msg65632 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-04-19 16:58
Fixed in r62390.
History
Date User Action Args
2008-04-19 16:58:36georg.brandlsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg65632
2008-04-15 04:31:44roysmithcreate