[Tutor] question re type()

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sun Oct 28 00:57:56 CEST 2007

"Dave Kuhlman" <dkuhlman at rexx.com> wrote

> Calling type(n) for any integer seems to return the same object. 
> I checked with id().

I would hope so since they are all of the same type. 
It thus makes sense that they all return a reference to 
the same type object.

> So, should we be using:
>    if type(n) is type(42)

You could, it shouldn't make any difference in this context.

> or, as suggested by Aditya Lal in another message in this thread:
>    import types
>    if type(n) is types.IntType
> Or, is this a frivolous question that makes no difference?

'is' or == can make a difference in some cases but I don't 
think this is one of them.

Alan G

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