How to check if a string "is" an int?

Erik Max Francis max at
Wed Dec 21 11:20:17 CET 2005

pinkfloydhomer at wrote:

> How do I check if a string contains (can be converted to) an int? I
> want to do one thing if I am parsing and integer, and another if not.

	    x = int(aPossibleInt)
	    ... do something with x ...
	except ValueError:
	    ... do something else ...

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