Title: os.putenv should support bytes arguments on Windows
Type: enhancement Stage: patch review
Components: Windows Versions: Python 3.7, Python 3.6
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: eryksun, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2016-09-17 14:43 by eryksun, last changed 2016-09-24 02:40 by steve.dower.

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msg276797 - (view) Author: Eryk Sun (eryksun) * (Python triager) Date: 2016-09-17 14:43
This suggestion may be controversial: os.putenv should decode bytes arguments as UTF-8, the new Windows filesystem encoding. Moreover, os.environb should also be implemented. This would be consistent with bytes support in os.spawnve and os.execve.

The controversial aspect, I think, is that this doesn't allow using arbitrary encodings for environment-variable names and values. The statement in the docs that os.environb allows one "to use a different encoding" than the filesystem encoding would have to be modified with a caveat that on wide-character platforms, such as Windows, using the filesystem encoding is mandatory.
Date User Action Args
2016-09-24 02:40:18steve.dowersetnosy: + paul.moore, tim.golden, zach.ware, steve.dower
components: + Windows
2016-09-17 14:45:14eryksunsetfiles: + issue_28188_01.patch
keywords: + patch
stage: needs patch -> patch review
2016-09-17 14:43:07eryksuncreate