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Author vstinner
Recipients serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2021-01-18.15:06:38
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Another way to gather the list of Python modules: pydoc help("modules") uses pkgutil.walk_packages().

pydoc uses ModuleScanner which uses sys.builtin_module_names and pkgutil.walk_packages().

pkgutil.walk_packages() calls pkgutil.iter_modules() which iterates on sys.meta_path and sys.path, and calls iter_modules() on each importer.

For FileImporter, it iterates on os.listdir() on the importer path.

For zipimporter, it iterates on zipimport._zip_directory_cache[importer.archive].
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