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Testing the data type of a value

On 12-5-2019 10:16, Luuk wrote:
> On 12-5-2019 09:27, binoythomas1108 at gmail.com wrote:
>> When I run the following code, I get the following output:
>>>>> print(type(5))
>> class 'int'
>> Next, I try to compare the data-type of 5 with the earlier output, I 
>> get no output:
>>>>> if type(5) == "<class 'int'>":
>> ???????? print("Integer")
>> Why isn't this working? Advance thanks for your time.
>> and regards from
>> Binoy
> print(isinstance(5,int))
> True
> isinstance(object, classinfo)
> Return true if the object argument is an instance of the classinfo 
> argument, or of a (direct, indirect or virtual) subclass thereof. If 
> object is not an object of the given type, the function always returns 
> false. If classinfo is a tuple of type objects (or recursively, other 
> such tuples), return true if object is an instance of any of the types. 
> If classinfo is not a type or tuple of types and such tuples, a 
> TypeError exception is raised.

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 ?