New submission from Jon Shemitz:
The tutorial says "Each value is an object, and therefore has a class (also called its type). It is stored as object.__class__."
So, I tried
File "<stdin>", line 1 3.__class__ ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Yet, "foo".__class__ worked, as did 3j.__class__ and 3.5.__class__.
When my son (!) suggested that I try (3).__class__, I did indeed get <type 'int'>, while (3,).__class__ gave <type 'tuple'>.
This *looks like* a minor error in the parser, where seeing \d+. puts it in a state where it expects \d+ and it can't handle \w+
This may be the sort of thing that only a newbie would even think to try, so may not be worth fixing. If so, it may be worth mentioning in the tutorial.
---------- assignee: docs@python components: Documentation, Interpreter Core messages: 211670 nosy: Jon.Shemitz, docs@python priority: normal severity: normal status: open title: Tutorial section 9.4 type: behavior versions: Python 2.7