[Python-Dev] syntactic support for sets

Greg Wilson gvwilson at cs.utoronto.ca
Wed Feb 1 19:55:42 CET 2006


I have a student who may be interested in adding syntactic support for
sets to Python, so that:

    x = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}


    y = {z for z in x if (z % 2)}

would be legal.  There are of course issues (what's the syntax for a
frozen set? for the empty set?), but before he even starts, I'd like to
know if this would ever be considered for inclusion into the language.


p.s. please Cc: me as well as the list, since I'm no longer subscribed.

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