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> difference from the behaviour of Posix's execvpe() was deliberate

POSIX doesn't define execvpe [1]. GNU glibc implemented it in 2009 [2]. On Windows, MSC has had execvpe and spawnvpe since at least 5.0 [3], and I think it arrived in 4.0 in 1986. Guido added os._execvpe in 1.2b4 [4] in 1995. I think it's the only implementation of execvpe that searches the passed environment. 

[1]: http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/functions/execvp.html
[2]: https://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2009-10/msg00063.html
[3]: https://openlibrary.org/works/OL2028669W
[4]: https://hg.python.org/cpython/file/534a97c400cc/Lib/os.py
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