Joan Venge Joan Venge - 7 months ago 11
Python Question

How to compare type of an object in Python?

Basically I want to do this:

obj = 'str'
type ( obj ) == string


I tried:

type ( obj ) == type ( string )


and it didn't work.

Also, what about the other types? For example, I couldn't replicate
NoneType
.

Answer
isinstance()

In your case, isinstance("this is a string", str) will return True.

You may also want to read this: http://www.canonical.org/~kragen/isinstance/