Author steve.dower
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Date 2018-10-08.16:54:26
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> Py_SetProgramName() should be a relative or absolute path that can be used to set sys.executable and other values appropriately.

Key point here is *can be*, but it doesn't have to be. Given it has fallbacks all the way to "python"/"python3", we can't realistically use it as sys.executable just because it has a value.

And right now, it's used to locate the current executable (which is unnecessary on Windows), which is then assumed to be correct for sys.executable. Most embedding cases require *this* assumption to be overridden, not the previous assumption.
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