[Python-Dev] Octal literals

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Mon Feb 6 03:47:13 CET 2006

bokr at oz.net (Bengt Richter) wrote:
> Are you just lecturing me personally (in which case off list would be more appropriate),
> or do you include the authors of the 17 files I count under <some prefix>/Lib that have
> isinstance(<something>, int) in them?
> Or would you like to rephrase that with suitable qualifications? ;-)

I did not mean to sound like I was lecturing you personally.

Without taking a peek at the source, I would guess that the various uses
of isinstance(<something>, int) are bugs, possibly replacing previous
uses of type(<something>) is int, shortly after int subclassing was
allowed.  But that's just a guess.

 - Josiah

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