Checking if a variable is a dictionary

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Mon Mar 10 17:37:04 CET 2008

On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 14:29:48 +0000, Andrew Koenig wrote:

> So the question you need to answer is whether you want to determine
> whether an object is exactly of type dict, or whether it you are willing
> to accept types derived from dict also.

Or other mappings that don't inherit from dict but behave just like 
dicts, such as UserDict.


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