Author mariofutire
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Date 2018-10-08.20:19:22
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On 08/10/2018 17:54, Steve Dower wrote:
> 
> Steve Dower <steve.dower@python.org> added the comment:
> 
>> 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.

I still would like my use case to be acknowledged.

site.py uses the value of sys.executable to set up a virtual environment, which is a very valuable 
thing even in an embedded cases.

This constraint is strong enough to force it to point to python.exe or python3 as it would normally 
do in a scripted (non embedded case).

I still believe the 2 concepts should be decoupled to avoid them clashing and having supporters of 
one disagreeing with supporters of the other.

Andrea
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