New submission from Dennis Jensen:

I was encountering what seemed to be odd behavior from os.environ.get() from 
what I could find out about it and so I tried to locate the actual 
documentation on how it is supposed to be used now.  However, all I can find is 
a minor reference to os.environ.  There appears to be no documentation on 
os.environ.get() and/or any other methods of this sort associated with 
os.environ.  The alternate functionality os.getenv() is documented but this is 
not supposed to work the same as os.environ.get()   Still the behavior that I 
encountered is that it seems that either os.environ.get()) has been changed 
and/or it is now just simply a proxy for os.getenv() -- as these two seem to 
function the same way now.  Note: From what I was able to discern about how 
os.environ.get() worked is that it accepts only 1 parameter and if the item 
does not exist it throws an error -- while os.getenv() takes 2 parameters and 
does not throw an error if the item does not exist.

assignee: docs@python
components: Documentation
messages: 277159
nosy: DennisJensen, docs@python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: os.environ.get documentation missing
type: resource usage
versions: Python 3.5

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