How to test if a module exists?

Ethan Furman ethan at
Thu Nov 11 23:55:15 CET 2010

Dave Angel wrote:
> On 2:59 PM, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>> In message<mailman.843.1289438674.2218.python-list at>, Tim Chase
>> wrote:
>>> Amusingly, as others have noted, you replied with an unobfuscated
>>> email address.
>> This
>> <>
>> would seem to be an independent, true record of what members of 
>> python-list
>> would see of my posting, would it not? You would agree that it shows 
>> my e-
>> mail address as obfuscated, would you not? So if you claim to be 
>> seeing an
>> unobfuscated e-mail address for my posting on python-list, you would be
>> lying, would you not?
> On the link you specify, your email address has the word 'at' in it.
> I subscribe to this list by email, in digest form.  And your email 
> address here has a real "@" in it.  Don't be so free to call people 
> liars when they're reporting what they actually see.
> If you get this message directly, you can look at the TO: list.  I just 
> did a reply-all without editing anything.
> DaveA

Interesting -- Lawrence's email address is showing the .new_zealand in 
your To headers, and that's what came up just now when I replied to all; 
but when I reply to something directly from Lawrence, it has the .nz 


For those interested, I'm using Thunderbird on Windows boxen.

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