Author flox
Recipients ezio.melotti, flox, georg.brandl, michael.foord, rhettinger
Date 2011-11-12.14:52:18
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At least in the standard library test suite, it should be useful.
When the test is stricter, it catches errors earlier.

I remember when assertIsInstance was made available (issue #7031), we started to rewrite some expressions
  self.assertEqual(type(result), str)
  self.assertIsInstance(result, str)

Actually, it means we relaxed the test.
Today, I don't want to use assertIsInstance anymore because I want to check the exact type() of the result.

The attached files list the usage of both in Lib/test/*py:
 - 325 assertIsInstance
 - 234 assert. . .type(. . .)

IMHO, some assertIsInstance can be stricter.
Most of the other type() tests can be replaced with this method.
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