Testing the data type of a value

Luuk luuk.vosslamber at gmail.com
Sun May 12 10:28:54 EDT 2019

On 12-5-2019 16:07, Piet van Oostrum wrote:
> Luuk <luuk at invalid.lan> writes:
>> After thinking about this, (i am prettry new to python), i was doing this:
>>>>> print(type(5),type(int),type(5)==type(int),type(5)==int)
>> <class 'int'> <class 'type'> False True
>> Can someone explain why   type(5)==int   evaluates to   True ?
>>>> print(int)
> <class 'int'>
> The value of int is the class int, which is the class of 5, so type(5) is also that same class int.

Maybe i should have asked this:

What is the difference between 'type(5)==int'  and 'isinstance(5,int)'

and, if there is no difference why did someone invent 'isinstance()' ...


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