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Correct syntax to output the type of variable or object?

lakshyatyagi24 profile image Lakshya Tyagi ・1 min read
  1. print(type(x))
  2. print(typeof(x))
  3. print(typeof x)
  4. print(typeOf(x))

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Dave Cridland • Edited

Well, obviously you could use print(type(x)), but that's not very useful, since type doesn't return a string but a class, and then print will call str() on it, so you typically and up with the repr() of the class:

print(type(''))  # <class 'str'>
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What you can do is hit the introspection bits, for example:

x = ''
print(''.join((x.__class__.__module__, '.', x.__class__.__name__)))  # builtins.str
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Which is a bit prettier.

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Serghei Iakovlev

str.join() takes exactly one argument (3 given) :)

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Dave Cridland

Nice catch - I edited to pass in a tuple rather than the args directly.

Thanks for the demonstration that good code review is important!

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J Wylie

print(type(x))

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Envoy-VC

print(type(x))

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Mukesh Gurpude
  1. print(type(x))
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ProMikeCoder2020 • Edited

The correct answer is the answr number one

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