I've seen on a few tutorials that there are numbers at the end of the call to save Custom Fields/Meta Boxes on the save_post hook. For example, in the WordPress Codex it gives the following example:

<?php add_action( 'save_post', 'my_save_post', 10, 2 ); ?> 

What do the 10 and 2 mean at the end?

I've tried talking to an "expert", but they've been of no help ;)

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    You yourself have linked to the codex entry that answers this. Commented Apr 1, 2013 at 18:01

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The 10 is the priority (relative to other added actions) and the 2 is simply the number of arguments that my_save_post() will accept.

See the codex.

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