[Python-ideas] syntax for set

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Nov 16 19:32:35 CET 2010

On 16/11/2010 11:59, Stefan Behnel wrote:
> average, 16.11.2010 04:16:
>> The *only* glitch is the lack of an empty set notation. The idea of
>>> dict() == {:}; set()=={};
>>> which would be the obvious choice if starting fresh,
>>> was considered but rejected by Guido as too disruptive
>>> and introducing another barrier between Python 2 and 3.
>> I have to say that the *lack*of those two suggested literals are a sore
>> point for me (that along with the fact that dict doesn't inherit from
>> set).
>> Call me a nit-picker, but (without them) they are like sand in the vast
>> gearbox of my mind when using python3: small but disruptive. I would
>> argue
>> that the lack of them is what is *preventing* the adoption of python3.
> I doubt that.
I doubt it too.

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