Testing the data type of a value
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:
>> <class 'int'> <class 'type'> False True
>> Can someone explain why type(5)==int evaluates to True ?
> <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()' ...