[Python-Dev] Retrieve an arbitrary element from a set without removing it
James Y Knight
foom at fuhm.net
Sun Oct 25 18:09:11 CET 2009
On Oct 25, 2009, at 2:50 AM, Terry Reedy wrote:
> Alex Martelli wrote:
>> Next(s) would seem good...
> That does not work. It has to be next(iter(s)), and that has been
> tried and eliminated because it is significantly slower.
But who cares about the speed of getting an arbitrary element from a
set? How can it *possibly* be a problem in a real program?
If you want to optimize python, this operation is certainly not the
right place to start...
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