All built-in names (functions, exceptions, and so on) exist in the
implied outer built-in scope, which corresponds to the
_ _builtin_ _ module. Because this scope is always searched
last on name lookups, these functions are always available in
programs without imports. However, their names are not reserved words
and may be hidden by assignments to the same name in global or local
Returns the absolute value of a number
apply(func, args [, keys])
Calls any callable object
func (a function,
method, class, etc.), passing the positional arguments in tuple
args, and the keyword arguments in dictionary
func call result.
buffer(object [, offset [, size]])
Returns a new buffer object for a conforming
object (see the Python Library Reference).
Returns 1 if
object is callable; else, returns 0.
Returns a one-character string whose ASCII code is integer
Returns a negative integer, zero, or a positive integer to designate
Returns a tuple containing the two numeric arguments
Y converted to a common
compile(string, filename, kind)
string into a code object.
string is a Python string containing Python
filename is a string used in error
messages (and is usually the name of the file from which the code was
<string> if typed interactively).
kind can be
string contains statements;
string is an expression; ...