[New-bugs-announce] [issue17854] symmetric difference operation applicable to more than two sets
report at bugs.python.org
Sat Apr 27 13:47:20 CEST 2013
New submission from Amit Saha:
The description of the symmetric difference operation implies that it cannot be applied to more than two sets (http://docs.python.org/3/library/stdtypes.html#set.symmetric_difference).
However, this is certainly possible:
I am not sure how much of a "semantic" sense that makes, given that symmetric difference is by definition for two sets. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetric_difference).
So, either the operator should be fixed to allow only two sets or the description be updated.
assignee: docs at python
nosy: Amit.Saha, docs at python
title: symmetric difference operation applicable to more than two sets
versions: Python 3.3
Python tracker <report at bugs.python.org>
More information about the New-bugs-announce