[Python-Dev] Retrieve an arbitrary element from a set without removing it
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Oct 25 19:51:26 CET 2009
> Hmm, perhaps when using sets as work queues?
A number of comments:
- it's somewhat confusing to use a set as a *queue*, given
that it won't provide FIFO semantics.
- there are more appropriate and direct container structures
available, including a dedicated Queue module (even though
this might be doing to much with its thread-safety).
- if you absolutely want to use a set as a work queue,
then the .pop() method should be sufficient, right?
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