Best way to check if string is an integer?

Martin Marcher martin at marcher.name
Tue Apr 8 22:33:17 CEST 2008


arg, as posted earlier:

int("10.0") fails, it will of course work with float("1E+1") sorry for
the noise...

On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 10:32 PM, Martin Marcher <martin at marcher.name> wrote:
> hmmm
>
>  int() does miss some stuff:
>
>  >>> 1E+1
>  10.0
>  >>> int("1E+1")
>  Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
>  ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '1E+1'
>
>  I wonder how you parse this?
>
>  I honestly thought until right now int() would understand that and
>  wanted to show that case as ease of use, I was wrong, so how do you
>  actually cast this type of input to an integer?
>
>  thanks
>  martin
>
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