[Python-Dev] PEP 218 (sets); moving set.py to Lib

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 19:56:53 -0400

On Tue, Aug 20, 2002, Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> 1. Rename .remove() to __del__().  Its usage is inconsistent with
> list.remove(element) which can leave other instances of element in the
> list.  It is more consistent with 'del adict[element]'.

You mean __delitem__, I think.  __del__ is only for deleting the object
itself when its refcount goes to zero.

> 3.  Should we add .as_temporarily_immutable to dictionaries and lists
> so that they will also be potential elements of a set?

There's been some talk in the past about creating lockable dicts and
lists (emphasis on dicts because lists have tuple-equivalence).
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