Getting the class name of an instance? Getting the class name of an instance? python python

Getting the class name of an instance?


Have you tried the __name__ attribute of the class? ie type(x).__name__ will give you the name of the class, which I think is what you want.

>>> import itertools>>> x = itertools.count(0)>>> type(x).__name__'count'

If you're still using Python 2, note that the above method works with new-style classes only (in Python 3+ all classes are "new-style" classes). Your code might use some old-style classes. The following works for both:

x.__class__.__name__


Do you want the name of the class as a string?

instance.__class__.__name__


type() ?

>>> class A:...     def whoami(self):...         print(type(self).__name__)...>>>>>> class B(A):...     pass...>>>>>>>>> o = B()>>> o.whoami()'B'>>>


matomo