itsme at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 28 06:08:49 CET 2004
That would lead to program error easily because when one forgets to include
the needed , you get unintended result from the program.
I am going to try the "isinstance" approach mentioned by Brian.
"Donn Cave" <donn at drizzle.com> wrote in message
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> Quoth "It's me" <itsme at yahoo.com>:
> | A newbie question.
> | How can I tell from within a function whether a particular argument is a
> | sigular type, or a complex type?
> | For instance, in:
> | def abc(arg1)
> | How do I know if arg1 is a single type (like a number), or a list?
> | In C++, you would do it with function overloading. If arg1 is always
> | type, I wouldn't care what it is. But what if I *do* need to know
> | arg1 is a list or not?
> | I hate to have to have 2 functions: 1 for simple types, and one for list
> | types and then do something like:
> | abc_simple(1.0)
> | abc_list([1.0,2.0])
> | Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> How about abc([1.0])? That's easy, and it's a lot cleaner than
> mucking up your API with functions whose parameters have multiple
> possible interpretations. C++ doesn't always point the way to
> great programming models.
> Donn Cave, donn at drizzle.com
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