teep at inet.co.th
Wed Feb 14 14:02:46 CET 2001
Hi, after browsing through D.Beazley's Python Essential Reference (p 20), I
believe this is what you are looking for ... (apologies if I'm way off)
return type(ob) in
hope this helps,
Burkhard Kloss <bk at xk7.com> wrote in message
news:982149142.9745 at master.nyc.kbcfp.com...
> Is there a way to check whether an object is a sequence? I'm not
> in the specific type, just that it qualifies as a sequence, so it could be
> built-in or user defined sequence. The language spec talks about type
> hierarchies, but if there's any way to access that concept in code I must
> have missed it.
> Obviously I can try a call, and catch the exception:
> def is_seq(a):
> return 1
> return 0
> which works:
> assert is_seq(  )
> assert is_seq( () )
> assert is_seq( "" )
> assert not is_seq( 1 )
> but isn't very elegant. It's probably also not very fast...
> Am I missing something obvious here? Are there better ways?
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