See exactly what a function has returned
bradtilley at usa.net
Wed Sep 15 20:30:06 CEST 2004
Roy Smith wrote:
> In article <ci9tfk$71t$1 at solaris.cc.vt.edu>,
> Brad Tilley <bradtilley at usa.net> wrote:
>>Is there an easier way to do this:
>> print function
>> print type(function)
> In the general case, this is not possible. A function can return
> different things at different times. Consider the following function:
> def getSomething ():
> if random.random () < 0.5:
> return 42
> return "fourty-two"
> so what type would you say this returns?
Depends on what randon.random came up with. Either way, we'd know what
the function returned and what type it was... and that's all I want to know.
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