isinstance is broken

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Mon Jan 20 12:21:20 CET 2003


Michael Hudson wrote:

> I think not, because a type is always an object.
> 
> isinstance(c, object) == issubclass(type(c), object) == True.
>                       ^
>            except for old-style instances

Why would an explicit equality comparison to True (or False) ever be
useful?

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