Checking whether bool is a type

Jan Decaluwe jan at jandecaluwe.com
Sun Jul 27 23:22:58 CEST 2003


In my application I need to know whether bool is 
available as a type (in Python2.3) or not. I just
realized I can use the following:

jand> python
Python 2.3c1 (#1, Jul 21 2003, 12:40:39) 
[GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-98)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> type(bool) is type
True

jand> python2.2
Python 2.2.2 (#1, Oct 16 2002, 19:59:11) 
[GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-98)] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> type(bool) is type
0

Great isn't it ?! Not sure whether I should consider
this to be completely obvious or very deep ...

Regards, Jan

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