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type () function in Python

The purpose of using the type() function is to identify the type of data being used. A data type identifies the types of values that are permitted for a particular data type and the type of operations that may be performed.

Given a class is simply a template for creating instances (objects) of that class I'm confused why class is returned from the type() function.

Why does Python return <class 'str'> instead of <type 'str'> when calling this function?

>>> type('hello')
 <class  'str'>

1 Answer

Remember! Everything in Python is Object. Everything you create should belong to some class if itself is not a class.

So, you created something like a = "name" Here a is an object of the class String. Because that's how it's working. Let's just assume that type() function is used to understanding of humans.. and not programs