Type of an object:

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Dec 17 11:35:10 CET 2013


Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> I think I need to see an actual working demonstration, because as far as 
> I can see, type(obj) returns obj.__class__.

Nope:

 >>> class C(object):
...  def f(self):
...   return "Surprise!"
...  __class__ = property(f)
...
 >>> c = C()
 >>> type(c)
<class '__main__.C'>
 >>> c.__class__
'Surprise!'

It appears that type() bypasses the attribute access
mechanism and goes straight for the actual type.

-- 
Greg



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