PEP 8 exegetics: conditional imports?

alex23 wuwei23 at
Fri Aug 7 22:00:17 CEST 2009

Peter Otten <__pete... at> wrote:
> This criterion is unlikely to be met for the examples you give above. time
> is a built-in module, and gzip a thin wrapper around zlib which is also
> built-in.

This is something I was _utterly_ unaware of. Is there a list of what
modules are built-in readily available?

The only reference[1] I could find via Google doesn't list zlib at


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