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

average dreamingforward at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 17:22:46 CET 2009

[Guido wrote:]
> - If sets were to grow an API to non-destructively access the object
> stored in the set for a particular key, then dicts should have such a
> method too.
> - I still wish we could go back in time and unify sets and dicts, if
> only to find out how that experiment would turn out.

+5.  If Python3 were to have this feature it would make it worth
migrating to (and nearly worthy of the intent that was behind the idea
of python3k).

FWIW ... :)


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