On Wed, 4 Oct 2017 03:18 am, Stefan Ram wrote: > ?int? and ?float? seem to behave quite similar: > > |>>> int( x = 8 ) > |8 > |>>> float( x = 8.0 ) > |8.0 I expect that these functions taking a *named* parameter "x" is an accident that shouldn't be relied on. -- Steve ?Cheer up,? they said, ?things could be worse.? So I cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse.