I have a problem with casting in python.
I c# I can safe cast by keyword as, e.g.:
var x=word as int32// here I get 15
var x=word as int32// here I get null
Think not, but you may implement your own:
def safe_cast(val, to_type, default=None): try: return to_type(val) except (ValueError, TypeError): return default safe_cast('tst', int) # will return None safe_cast('tst', int, 0) # will return 0