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Thomas Güttler

Don't ask my why the author did not accept my PR: github.com/theskumar/python-dotenv...

Converting types

The library reads and provides strings. If you need for example a boolean, it is up to you to convert the value.

Example:

from distutils.util import strtobool
DEBUG = bool(strtobool(os.getenv('DEBUG', 'True')))
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