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Author vstinner
Recipients matrixise, methane, ncoghlan, pablogsal, steve.dower, vstinner
Date 2019-09-23.14:01:26
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I backported my change to Python 3.8.

Example with PYTHONPATH set to Python 2.7 with Python 3.8:

$ PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib64/python2.7/ ./python -c pass
Python path configuration:
  PYTHONHOME = (not set)
  PYTHONPATH = '/usr/lib64/python2.7/'
  program name = './python'
  isolated = 0
  environment = 1
  user site = 1
  import site = 1
  sys._base_executable = '/home/vstinner/python/3.8/python'
  sys.base_prefix = '/usr/local'
  sys.base_exec_prefix = '/usr/local'
  sys.executable = '/home/vstinner/python/3.8/python'
  sys.prefix = '/usr/local'
  sys.exec_prefix = '/usr/local'
  sys.path = [
Fatal Python error: init_fs_encoding: failed to get the Python codec of the filesystem encoding
Python runtime state: core initialized
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/encodings/", line 123
    raise CodecRegistryError,\
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

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