type-checking / type() function

Robert Dickinson rdickins at usaor.net
Tue Aug 20 15:28:32 EDT 2002

class C: pass
if type(inst)==type(C()):                 #is a class instance
    className = inst.__class__       #get the class name
if isinstance(inst,C):                        #test whether instance of
class or subclass

"Ben S" <newsgroups2002 at thedarkness.fsnet.co.uk> wrote in message
news:ajtshe$jal$1 at news8.svr.pol.co.uk...
> 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
> instance?
> --
> Kylotan
> http://pages.eidosnet.co.uk/kylotan

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