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Author paul.moore
Recipients eric.smith, eryksun, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, uranusjr, zach.ware
Date 2019-11-25.08:05:25
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The behaviour in this area is different between 3.7.0, 3.7.2, and 3.7.3 (at least). I have reproduced the issue with 3.7.3. Steve Dower made changes to the way the python executable works in venvs in the point releases of 3.7 - see and for some discussion of how this affected virtualenv.

I suspect this issue is related - from 3.7.2 onwards, the python.exe in a venv is a redirector which runs the "base" python.exe, but with sys.executable showing the redirector rather than the actual running exe.
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