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: