how to display the return type of an os method?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sat Nov 7 19:50:19 CET 2009


On Sat, 7 Nov 2009, Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day a écrit :
> >   once again, a thoroughly newbie question but what's the quickest way
> > to display the return type of, say, os.stat()?  i can obviously do
> > this in two steps:
> >
> >>>> x=os.stat('/etc/passwd')
> >>>> type(x)
> > <class 'posix.stat_result'>
> >
> >   i'd just like to see that os.stat() returns a posix.stat_result
> > object in one line.
>
> => type(os.stat('/etc/passwd'))
>
> But reading the doc might help too:
>
> => help(os.stat)

  never mind, i realize now it was a dumb question since the return
type is based on the routine logic, of course.  argh.  carry on.

rday
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