Type Annotation For a Python Logger

I’m quite new to incorporating type hints in my Python code and often feel that I am on shaky ground while doing so. I have a function that creates and returns a custom logger and I’m wondering if I have hinted at the return type correctly.

import logging

def get_logger(param1: str, ...) -> logging.getLogger:
    logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)
    
    # define format
    # add handlers
   
    return logger 

Is logging.getLogger the correct return type in this case? If not, what is the correct type?

Answer

Type hints are supposed to use types. In the case of getLogger() it’s logging.Logger:

import logging

def get_logger(param1: str, ...) -> logging.Logger:
    logger = logging.getLogger(__name__)
    
    # define format
    # add handlers
   
    return logger