Execution speed question
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Tue Jul 29 18:20:17 CEST 2008
Suresh Pillai wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 16:48:28 +0200, Suresh Pillai wrote:
>> Okay, please consider this my one absolutely stupid post for the year.
>> I'd like to pretend it never happened but unfortunately the web doesn't
>> allow that. Having never used sets, I unfort read something that lead
>> to it, but ...
> Okay, got some sleep and what I meant to ask, although equally basic, but
> not silly:
> For sets, I presume they are built on top of or like dicts, and there is
> nothing crazy in the low level implementation so that I can be guaranteed
> that if I don't alter the set, then the order, although arbitrary, will
> be maintained in successive iterations over the contents?
It is currently that way, but relying on it is certainly to be considered an
implementation detail that might disappear without warning.
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