[Python-Dev] syntactic support for sets

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Feb 6 18:34:42 CET 2006

On 2/6/06, Donovan Baarda <abo at minkirri.apana.org.au> wrote:
> yeah... the problem is differentiating the empty set from an empty dict.
> The only alternative that occured to me was the not-so-nice and
> not-backwards-compatible "{:}" for an empty dict and "{}" for an empty
> set.

How about spelling the empty set as ``set()''? Wouldn't that solve the
ambiguity and the backwards compatibility nicely?

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

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