Author r.david.murray
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Date 2012-07-16.16:53:35
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os.environ is not a dictionary, so it isn't all that surprising that a shallow copy doesn't behave like a shallow copy of a dictionary.  deepcopy does what you'd expect, as does os.environ.copy().

Perhaps it is worth improving this by adding a __copy__ method to os.environ.  Someone would need to propose a patch, and it would be an enhancement.
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