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

Steven Bethard steven.bethard at
Tue Nov 16 07:51:25 CET 2004

Dan Bishop <danb_83 <at>> writes:
> You don't have to ask *that* nicely.
> >>> 1 .__class__  # notice the space
> <type 'int'>

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...?



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