any idea how i could test if a variable is a floating point number?

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Mon Jun 25 16:58:09 CEST 2001


In article <9h76io$ht3$1 at neptunium.btinternet.com>,
Gaz <thecalm at NOSPAM.btinternet.com> wrote:
>
>any idea how i could test if a variable is a floating point number?

if isinstance(var, type(1.1)):

This is preferred over

if type(var) == type(1.1):

because when the type/class dichotomy gets healed (probably in 2.2), it
will be possible to subclass from float and the second version will fail
with subclasses.
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