[New-bugs-announce] [issue4069] set.remove raises confusing KeyError

Carl Friedrich Bolz report at bugs.python.org
Tue Oct 7 17:58:34 CEST 2008

New submission from Carl Friedrich Bolz <cfbolz at gmx.de>:

When trying to remove a set from a set, the KeyError that is raised is

Python 2.6 (r26:66714, Oct  7 2008, 13:23:57)
[GCC 4.2.3 (Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)] on linux2
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>>> s = set([frozenset([1, 2]), frozenset([2, 3])])
>>> s.remove(set([3, 4]))
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
KeyError: frozenset([])

I understand that s.remove(set(...)) turns the set into a frozenset, but
I was expecting this converted frozenset to be attached to the KeyError,
not an empty set.

components: Interpreter Core
messages: 74461
nosy: cfbolz
severity: normal
status: open
title: set.remove raises confusing KeyError
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.5, Python 2.6

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