how to find out if an object is a class?

Miles semanticist at
Fri Aug 8 10:51:24 CEST 2008

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 2:31 AM, Stefan Behnel wrote:
> I recently had the reverse case that a (stupidly implemented) extension module
> required a callback function and I wanted to pass a function wrapped in a
> wrapper object. That failed, because it specifically checked for the argument
> being a function, not just a callable object. I had to pull quite a number of
> tricks to reimplement the wrapper class as a function (thank god, it's Python!).

You really only needed one trick:

def functionize(callable):
    return lambda *args, **kwargs: callable(*args, **kwargs)



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