Author terry.reedy
Recipients Volker Weißmann, terry.reedy
Date 2020-04-10.21:17:40
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I marked this for 'interpreter Core' because it affects imports and nothing else seemed better.

I marked this for 3.9 because it is too late to change 2.7.  But I don't know whether PYTHONUSERBASE is still treated (or not treated) the same.

Volker, I assume that you meant 'no good reason to not do so'.  A possible reason is that checking the validity of all environmental variables at startup would slow down startup, whereas we have been trying to speed it up.  Also, if PYTHONUSERBASE, in particular, is ever used for an import, a bad value will result in an import error.
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