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

Willi Richert w.richert at gmx.net
Mon Oct 26 22:14:11 CET 2009

For those of you who want to tinker with it, I posted the patch against the 
current trunk at http://bugs.python.org/issue7212

Have fun,

Am Montag, 26. Oktober 2009 21:32:32 schrieb Guido van Rossum:
> 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.

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