Type of regular expression

Joakim Hove hove at bccs.no
Fri Jul 2 13:12:09 CEST 2004


Peter Otten <__peter__ at web.de> writes:


> The easiest way to get the type of regular expressions:
>
>>>> import re
>>>> r = re.compile("")
>>>> RegexType = type(r)
>>>> del r
>
> The types has examples where it's done in exactly the same way.
> Now do the test:
>
>>>> isinstance(re.compile("abc"), RegexType)
> True
>>>> isinstance("abc", RegexType)
> False

That was elegant - thanks a lot.


Joakim


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