How to test if a module exists?

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Fri Nov 12 00:35:59 CET 2010

On 2010-11-11 14:26 , 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?

This is what I see, reading from GMane using Thunderbird:

Face it: your post gets passed through a variety of systems outside of your 
control or the other readers here. Somewhere along the line, your email address 
is getting unobfuscated. The people replying are simply replying with what their 
email/NNTP clients show them.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco

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