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Python Union type

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In Python, the Union type is used to represent a type that can be one of multiple data types. It allows you to specify that a variable or function parameter can accept values of different types. The Union type is particularly useful in situations where a value can be of more than one specific type, and you want to ensure that the variable or parameter can accommodate any of those types.

The Union type is part of the typing module, introduced in Python 3.5 and later versions. To use the Union type, you need to import it from the typing module. Here’s the general syntax:

from typing import Union

variable: Union[type1, type2, ...]

In this syntax, type1, type2, etc., represent the different data types that the variable can accept.

Python Union type example

Here’s an example of using Union type:

from typing import Union

def display_value(input_value: Union[int, float, str]) -> None:
    print(f"The value is: {input_value}")



Python Union type

In the above example, the display_value function can accept integers, floats, or strings as its input, thanks to the Union type.

Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3.3 (Community Edition)

Windows 10

Python 3.10.1

All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.

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