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Tue Mar 3 18:36:53 CET 2009
En Tue, 03 Mar 2009 14:57:29 -0200, Oltmans <rolf.oltmans at gmail.com>
> I'm reading from a file that contains text like
> When I read the integer 5 I want to make sure it's an integer.
> Likewise, for strings, I want to make sure if something is indeed a
> string. So how do I check types in Python? I want to check following
> 1- integers
> 2- strings
> 3- testing types of a particular class
> 4- decimal/floats
> Please excuse my ignorance & enlighten me. I will really appreciate
> any help.
Item 3 requires special knowledge of the class.
You cannot be sure of the "original" data type. 5 looks like an integer,
but it's a string too. You may arrange your tests for "most strict" to
and for each of them, try to do the conversion. If you don't get an
exception, fine; else continue with the next one.
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