Still the __new__ hell ...

greg greg at
Tue Mar 20 02:34:23 CET 2007

Paulo da Silva wrote:
> As a relatively inexperient
> in python, how could I know that a 'string' is an instance of
> basestring?

   isinstance(x, basestring)

This works because basestring is defined as the
tuple (str, unicode) and isinstance accepts a
tuple of types as well as just a single type.


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