Py2.3: Feedback on Sets

Raymond Hettinger vze4rx4y at
Fri Aug 15 23:46:34 CEST 2003

"Russell E. Owen"
> I don't rely on sets heavily (I do have a few implemented as
> dictionaries with value=None) and am not yet ready to make my users
> upgrade to Python 2.3.
> I suspect the upgrade issue will significantly slow the incorporation of
> sets and the other new modules, but that over time they're likely to
> become quite popular. I am certainly looking forward to using sets and
> csv.
> I think it'd speed the adoption of new modules if they were explicitly
> written to be compatible with one previous generation of Python (and
> documented as such) so users could manually include them with their code
> until the current generation of Python had a bit more time to be adopted.

Wish granted!

The sets module now will run under Py2.2.
It should be available for download from CVS after 24 hours:

Raymond Hettinger

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