Checking var is a number?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Tue Jun 6 12:13:47 CEST 2006

dav.phillips at wrote:

> I took a variable to mean a container for diffirent kinds of
> information either strings or integers etc, as i am mainly a
 > asp, php, developer.

in python, a variable is a name that refers to a specific object.  it's 
the object that has a type and a value, not the variable.  this article 
might be somewhat helpful:


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