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So it turned out that I needed a way of ensuring that all members of an iterable are instances of a certain class. Here, therefore, is the isallinstance() function.

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def isallinstance(iterable, typeOrTuple):
    return all(isinstance(i, typeOrTuple) for i in iterable)




## Previous Version:
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## def isallinstance(iterable, typeOrTuple):
##     vals = [isinstance(i, typeOrTuple) for i in iterable]
##     return len(vals) == sum(vals)

2 comments

Stephen Chappell 9 years, 4 months ago  # | flag

How about this version written for Python 3?

def isallinstance(iterable, class_or_type_or_tuple) -> bool:
    return all(isinstance(item, class_or_type_or_tuple) for item in iterable)
Jonathan Frere (author) 9 years, 4 months ago  # | flag

I've never seen the all() code before, but fiddling around suggests it's been around since 2.5, which makes it worrying that I've never noticed it before. Thanks.

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