Type() can hamper productivity

Production RiskSoftware ResiliencyCode Reliability

Type() can hamper productivity

This code insight detects each time type() is used in code


Why you should care

The function isinstance is the best-equipped to handle type checking because it supports inheritance (e.g. an instance of a derived class is an instance of a base class, too). Therefore  isinstance should be used whenever type comparison is required

Business Impacts

Type() negatively affects productivity bcause it creates improper comparisons

Production Risk

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