TypeError: 'int' object is not callable for max(2,3)

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Thu Jul 26 00:16:11 CEST 2007

Arash Arfaee wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a problem. if I enter max(2,3) before I run my program in command 
> line it returns 3. However if I start to debug my program, I have this 
> error:
> [Dbg]>>> max(2,3)
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<interactive input>", line 1, in <module>
> TypeError: 'int' object is not callable
> Any idea what should be the reason?
You have assigned an integer value to the name max, thereby shadowing 
the builtin function.

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