Author vstinner
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POSIX says:

(1) "The setenv() function shall fail if: [EINVAL] The name argument is a null pointer, points to an empty string, or points to a string containing an '=' character."

https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009604499/functions/setenv.html

(2) "The unsetenv() function shall fail if: [EINVAL] The name argument is a null pointer, points to an empty string, or points to a string containing an '=' character."

https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/unsetenv.html

But POSIX doesn't specify which keys are invalid for putenv. It only specifies a single error:

(3) "The putenv() function may fail if: [ENOMEM] Insufficient memory was available."

https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009696899/functions/putenv.html

The GNU libc respects POSIX.

IMO setenv() and unsetenv() are fine. The problem comes from putenv() which is under specified and allows keys which are causing a lot of subtle issues, not only in Python.
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