[Python-ideas] random.choice on non-sequence

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 22:15:28 EDT 2016

On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 12:11 PM, Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:
> This is no good. Who wants a choice() that is O(1) on sequences but
> degrades to O(N) if the argument is a set?

Fair point. Suggestion withdrawn.

If you want something that does the iteration-till-it-finds-something,
that should be a separate function. (And then it'd work automatically
on dicts, too.)


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