# I tried to convert str into an int, but I still can’t get the number I need for comparison

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I tried to convert `str` into an `int`,
but I still can’t get the number I need for comparison.

I am referring to the very first function – `highest_bid()` on the line

``````    old_player = bidder_list["Bid"]
``````

Full code:

``````from replit import clear
bidder_list = []

bidding_finished = True

def highest_bid(bidder_list):
for bidder in bidder_list:
new_player = 0
old_player = bidder_list["Bid"]
old_player = int(old_player)
if new_player < old_player:
new_player = old_player

print(bidder_list)
print(new_player)

while bidding_finished:
bidder = input("What is your name? n")
bid = input("How much are you willing to pay?  n\$")
continue_bid = input("Are you the last bidder? Yes or No? n").lower()

def auction(bidder, bid):
bidder_list.append({"Bidder": bidder, "Bid": bid})

auction(bidder = bidder, bid = bid)

clear()

if continue_bid == "No" or continue_bid == "n":
bidding_finished = False
highest_bid(bidder_list)
print(bidder_list)
print("Bidding Finished! The Winner will always be Percy.")
``````

Have you tried changing

``````auction(bidder = bidder, bid = bid)
``````

to be

``````auction(bidder = bidder, bid = int(bid))
``````

You have to change `continue_bid == "No"` to `continue_bid == "no"` since you convert the input to all lowercase.

When you cast old_player to an integer here:

``````old_player = bidder_list["Bid"]
old_player = int(old_player)
``````

is fine.

However,

``````def auction(bidder, bid):
bidder_list.append({"Bidder": bidder, "Bid": bid})
``````

Here, you are creating a list that contains a dictionary. You can’t index the list by doing

`old_player = bidder_list["Bid"]`

You need to dereference the list and then go to the dictionary like:

`old_player = bidder_list[0]["Bid"]`

Since you are iterating over the entire bidder_list as bidder for each index,

``````def highest_bid(bidder_list):