[Python-Dev] PEP-0218

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Mon, 27 Nov 2000 02:30:33 -0500

Moshe Zadka <moshez@zadka.site.co.il>:
> Well, another proof of the bugs in the PEP process -- my remarks were
> lost, so I'll send them here.
> Let me note that almost everything Greg Wilson wants to do can be done
> via a Python class implementing a set using a dictionary mapping to None.

I agree.  I wrote a full-featured set library long ago.  All it's
waiting for is rich comparisons.  Wait...are those in 2.0?
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