type-checking / type() function

Ben S newsgroups2002 at thedarkness.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Aug 20 18:59:40 CEST 2002

How can I implement rudimentary type-checking in the functions where I
need it? (Where user Python code passes parameters to my Python code,
for example.) I figure the type() function is what I need, but I can't
find much information on what exactly it returns, and 'InstanceType'
isn't specific enough. Is there a way of getting the class name from an


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