How to determine an object is "scriptable"

Larry Bates larry.bates at
Thu Mar 30 16:20:53 CEST 2006

abcd wrote:
> I recently came across a problem where I saw this error:
> "TypeError: unsubscriptable object"
> How can I determine if an object is "scriptable" or "unscriptable"?
Simplest answer is to use isinstance to see if it is a string, list,
or tuple:

if isinstance(variable, (str, list, tuple)):

Now the problem is that this answer doesn't address the problem.
Your code is attempting to do something to the wrong type of
object/variable which is a logic problem.

-Larry Bates

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