Martin v. Löwis wrote:
Travis E. Oliphant schrieb:
The datatype is an object that specifies how a certain block of memory should be interpreted as a basic data-type. >>> datatype(float) datatype('float64')
I can't speak on the specific merits of this proposal, or whether this kind of functionality is desirable. However, I'm -1 on the addition of a builtin for this functionality (the PEP doesn't actually say that there is another builtin, but the examples suggest so).
I was intentionally vague. I don't see a need for it to be a built-in, but didn't know where exactly to "put it," I should have made it a question for discussion.