Author vstinner
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Date 2010-09-29.21:42:45
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> OK, so who's messing up: subprocess or Py_main()?

Well, this is the real question :-)

locale encoding is used to decode command line arguments (sys.argv), filesystem encoding is used to decode environment variables and to encode subprocess arguments and environment variables.

It means that we have something funny if a Python process creates a Python subprocess: child process arguments are encoded using the filesystem encoding, whereas the arguments are decoded using the locale encoding. If both encodings are different (eg. if PYTHONFSENCODING is used by at least the parent process), we have the bug similar to #4388. See also issue #8775.
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