[New-bugs-announce] [issue27083] PYTHONCASEOK is ignored on Windows

Eryk Sun report at bugs.python.org
Sun May 22 02:45:32 EDT 2016

New submission from Eryk Sun:

importlib ignores the PYTHONCASEOK environment variable on Windows. _relax_case checks for b'PYTHONCASEOK' in os.environ, which is never true because os.environ is Unicode. On Windows, _make_relax_case should return a function that instead checks for 'PYTHONCASEOK'.

The following test demonstrates that case-insensitive imports otherwise appear to work correctly in 3.5:

    >>> import sys, importlib, glob
    >>> glob.glob('*.py')

    >>> importlib._bootstrap_external._relax_case()
    >>> import test
    >>> test.__file__
    'C:\\Program Files\\Python35\\lib\\test\\__init__.py'


    >>> src = "_relax_case = lambda: 'PYTHONCASEOK' in _os.environ"
    >>> exec(src, vars(importlib._bootstrap_external))
    >>> importlib._bootstrap_external._relax_case()
    >>> del sys.modules['test']
    >>> import test
    this is a test
    >>> test.__file__

It would be better if __file__ were the actual filename "Test.py" instead of "test.py".

components: Library (Lib), Windows
keywords: easy
messages: 266057
nosy: brett.cannon, eryksun, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: PYTHONCASEOK is ignored on Windows
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.5, Python 3.6

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