type(type) is an object, not an instance

Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de) me at privacy.net
Wed Mar 19 04:34:38 CET 2003

Sip wrote:
> I don't know if this can be called a bug, but type(type) is the type 
> object, not an instance of it

Actually, it's both! It's an instance of itself:

Python 2.2 (#1, Jul 11 2002, 14:19:37)
[GCC 3.0.4] on linux2
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 >>> isinstance(type, type)

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
University of Canterbury,	
Christchurch, New Zealand

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