[Python-Dev] Retrieve an arbitrary element from a set withoutremoving it

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Mon Oct 26 21:32:32 CET 2009

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 1:19 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Jesse Noller <jnoller <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> So far, fiddling with the PEP, I'm on the fence - adding a method to a
>> built-in object type is sort of a grey area (at least in my mind). It
>> depends on if doing so significantly alters the language/syntax.
> We have recently added things like float.fromhex() which IMHO shouldn't be
> blocked by the moratorium (*), although they technically add a method to a
> built-in.
> (*) it is a minor new feature aimed at catching up with some established
> standard for an exact, non-ambiguous string representation of floats

Okay, so it remains a gray area.

--Guido van Rossum

PS. My elbow needs a couple more weeks of rest. Limiting myself to
ultra-short emails.

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