Author steve.dower
Recipients bar.harel, bobjalex, eryksun, paul.moore, r.david.murray, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2015-10-05.19:58:56
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The Win32 API function linked by eryksun is the correct way to determine whether to include the current directory in the search - the doc specifically refers to matching cmd.exe's behaviour (searching ".;%PATH%" vs. just "%PATH%").

The PATHEXT behaviour should be to look for the name as provided first, followed be appending each extension. So looking for "python" will look for ["python", *("python" + p for p in getenv('PATHEXT').split(';'))] in that order.
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