In Python 2.7 I want to intialize a variables type depending on another variable.
For example I want to do something like:
var_1 = type(var_2)
Just create another instance
var_1 = type(var_2)()
Note that if you're not sure whether the object has a non-default constructor, you cannot rely on the above, but you can use
copy (you get a "non-empty" object.
import copy var_1 = copy.copy(var_2)
You could use both combined with the latter as a fallback mechanism