How to give a custom object instance a type name ?

Kim Petersen kp at kyborg.dk
Mon Jul 14 14:42:17 CEST 2003


Graeme Matthew wrote:
> Hi all, quick one,
> 
> I hope I am explaining this properly, I am wanting to do some introspection
> on custom object instances, for example:
> 
>  import md5
> 
>>>>m = md5.new()
>>>>type(m)
> 
> <type 'md5.md5'>
> 
> I can at least test here by doing something like if type(m) == 'md5.md5':

how about doing this instead:

isinstance(m,md5.md5)

> 
> 
> Here is a custom Dispatcher class that I have written
> 
> 
>>>>from BI.System.Controller.Dispatcher import Dispatcher
>>>>x = Dispatcher()
>>>>type(x)
> 
> <type 'instance'>
> 
> How do I get the same as with instance 'm' above where the type displays the
> actual object instance name, however my
> custom dispatcher instance is just a generic 'instance', is there some
> builtin where this is set ?

isinstance(x,Dispatcher)

otherwise if you _really_ need the name - just do as some others indicated.


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