New submission from Jouke Witteveen firstname.lastname@example.org:
The default program name is hardcoded in Python/initconfig.c:config_init_program_name. It is "python" on Windows, and "python3" elsewhere. The documentation currently suggests that it is "python" everywhere.
Additionally, the documentation currently says:
The argument should point to a zero-terminated wide character string in static storage whose contents will not change for the duration of the program’s execution.
The code, however, duplicates the string, so I am not sure this is true.
---------- assignee: docs@python components: Documentation messages: 392113 nosy: docs@python, joukewitteveen priority: normal pull_requests: 24356 severity: normal status: open title: C-API: Incorrect default value for Py_SetProgramName versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.11, Python 3.6, Python 3.7, Python 3.8, Python 3.9