Specifies a TensorFlow value type.

A tf.TypeSpec provides metadata describing an object accepted or returned by TensorFlow APIs. Concrete subclasses, such as tf.TensorSpec and tf.RaggedTensorSpec, are used to describe different value types.

For example, tf.function's input_signature argument accepts a list (or nested structure) of TypeSpecs.

Creating new subclasses of TypeSpec (outside of TensorFlow core) is not currently supported. In particular, we may make breaking changes to the private methods and properties defined by this base class.

value_type The Python type for values that are compatible with this TypeSpec.

In particular, all values that are compatible with this TypeSpec must be an instance of this type.