[Python-Dev] Retrieve an arbitrary element from a set without removing it

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Sat Oct 24 00:49:38 CEST 2009

On Sat, 24 Oct 2009 07:53:24 am Willi Richert wrote:
> Hi,
> surprised about the performance of for/break provided by Vitor, I did
> some more testing. It revealed that indeed  we can forget the get()
> (which was implemented as a stripped down pop()):

I don't understand that conclusion. According to your tests, your 
implementation of get() is as fast as "for x in set: break", and it's 
certainly much, much more readable and straightforward.

Steven D'Aprano

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