Python throws the error, ‘str’ object is not callable, when you use reserved functions like str() as local or global variable.

Let’s consider this code example –

avengerMoviesCount = 4
str = str(avengerMoviesCount)

numberOfInfinityStones = 6
convertToString = str(numberOfInfinityStones)

Did you get what’s wrong with this code? This code will throw the error – ‘str’ object is not callable. It is because of this line –

str = str(avengerMoviesCount)

str is a built in function of Python and we should not use it as a variable name. What happened is that after the assignment, str became a string variable and lost its property of being a function.

Now if you try to call str as a function, then Python will throw the str not callable error.

Here is the list of all the built-in functions, you should avoid using as local variables –

abs()dict()help()min()setattr()
all()dir()hex()next()slice()
any()divmod()id()object()sorted()
ascii()enumerate()input()oct()staticmethod()
bin()eval()int()open()str()
bool()exec()isinstance()ord()sum()
bytearray()filter()issubclass()pow()super()
bytes()float()iter()print()tuple()
callable()format()len()property()type()
chr()frozenset()list()range()vars()
classmethod()getattr()locals()repr()zip()
compile()globals()map()reversed()__import__()
complex()hasattr()max()round() 
delattr()hash()memoryview()set() 

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