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Title: C-API: Incorrect default value for Py_SetProgramName
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Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.11, Python 3.10, Python 3.9, Python 3.8, Python 3.7, Python 3.6
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, joukewitteveen, vstinner
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Created on 2021-04-27 17:57 by joukewitteveen, last changed 2021-05-21 15:51 by joukewitteveen.

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PR 24876 open joukewitteveen, 2021-04-27 17:57
Messages (3)
msg392113 - (view) Author: Jouke Witteveen (joukewitteveen) * Date: 2021-04-27 17:57
The default program name is hardcoded in Python/initconfig.c:config_init_program_name. It is "python" on Windows, and "python3" elsewhere. The documentation currently suggests that it is "python" everywhere.

Additionally, the documentation currently says:

> The argument should point to a zero-terminated wide character string in static storage whose contents will not change for the duration of the program’s execution.

The code, however, duplicates the string, so I am not sure this is true.
msg393504 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-05-12 10:29
I created bpo-44113: "[C API] Deprecate legacy API for configure Python initialization".
msg394123 - (view) Author: Jouke Witteveen (joukewitteveen) * Date: 2021-05-21 15:51
It is unclear to me what is holding back the proposed pull request. Is it simply waiting for someone from docs@python to take a look, or did it fall off the radar of vstinner in his related activities to deprecate the legacy API?
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