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Author brian.curtin
Recipients brian.curtin, ezio.melotti, shura_zam
Date 2010-03-06.16:26:27
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FWIW, _winreg.ExpandEnvironmentStrings does the right thing.

Python 2.7a3+ (trunk, Feb 23 2010, 20:22:24) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
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>>> import os, sys, _winreg
>>> os.environ["TEST"] = u"jalape\xf1o".encode(sys.getfilesystemencoding())
>>> print(os.path.expandvars(u"C:\\%TEST%"))
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "D:\python-dev\trunk\lib\", line 354, in expandvars
    res = res + os.environ[var]
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xf1 in position 6: ordinal
not in range(128)
>>> print(_winreg.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(u"C:\\%TEST%"))
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