Asked • 06/11/19

What are the differences between type() and isinstance()?

What are the differences between these two code fragments?Using `type()`: import types if type(a) is types.DictType: do_something() if type(b) in types.StringTypes: do_something_else()Using `isinstance()`: if isinstance(a, dict): do_something() if isinstance(b, str) or isinstance(b, unicode): do_something_else()

2 Answers By Expert Tutors


Daniel G. answered • 07/23/19

4.9 (126)

Software Developer / Tech Company Founder With Comp-Sci Background

Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

Ask a question for free

Get a free answer to a quick problem.
Most questions answered within 4 hours.


Find an Online Tutor Now

Choose an expert and meet online. No packages or subscriptions, pay only for the time you need.