gett error message: "TypeError: 'int' object is not callable"

J. Cliff Dyer jcd at
Fri Jul 10 14:59:29 EDT 2009

On Thu, 2009-07-09 at 13:53 +0000, Friðrik Már Jónsson wrote:
> Look at:
>    len = len(text)
> You're overriding `len` (a built-in method), with an integer  
> (`len(text)`).  You then call:
>    for i in range(len(fields)):
> But `len` is no longer a callable, but merely an integer.
> Regards,
> Friðrik Már
> P.S. While this is a fairly obvious problem it's usually a good idea  
> to post working code and a traceback when requesting help.

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