[Python-3000] Set literal

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Jan 31 01:09:37 CET 2008

On Jan 30, 2008 4:01 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Thomas Wouters wrote:
> >
> > On Jan 30, 2008 3:17 PM, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
> > <mailto:greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>> wrote:
> >
> >     Do you really want set comprehensions at all, given that
> >     set(genexp) exists?
> >
> > Too late.
> I thought Guido said it wasn't too late to change this?

I don't recall saying this. The only aspect that I was almost okay
with changing was whether set displays (and by implication set
comprehensions; "literals" is really the wrong term given the example
{a, b}) could be changed to frozenset.

The more I think about it the less I like that alternative though. So
I think you're wasting your time (and mine :).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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