int literals and __class__ (WAS: Is a list an instance of a class?)

Erik Max Francis max at
Tue Nov 16 08:04:58 CET 2004

Steven Bethard wrote:

> Why does this work?  Or, perhaps my real question is why *doesn't* it work
> without the space?  Pointers to the appropriate point in the docs would be
> fine...  I assume it's something about making parsing easier...?

It's because otherwise it's confusing it for a floating point literal. 
All you need to do is put a break so that the parser can't get confused. 
  1 ._class__ or (1).__class__ will work just fine.

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