[Python-Dev] [python] Re: removing the new and types modules
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Nov 28 23:39:35 CET 2007
henning.vonbargen at arcor.de wrote:
> Sorry if this is a dumb question, but are there actually good reasons to remove "types"?
> IMHO the types module helps keeping code readable.
> For example
> "if type(obj) == FloatType"
> is just more readable than
> "if type(obj) == type(1.0)".
if isinstance(obj, float)
if type(obj) is float
I often use FunctionType though.So long as it moves rather than vanishes...
> Luckily Python does not distinguish float and double like other languages
> - otherwise it wouldn't be clear for the average programmer if 1.0 is a
> float or a double constant.
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