Newcomer to Python tutorial question

Florian Wollenschein Florian.Wollenschein at
Thu May 7 20:42:20 CEST 2009

Alan Cameron wrote:
> I am not sure of this is the right place to ask a question about the 
> tutorial
> why is the printed result of
>>>> basket = {'apple', 'orange', 'apple', 'pear', 'orange', 'banana'}
>>>> print(basket)
> {'orange', 'banana', 'pear', 'apple'}
> in the sequence given?

A set is not ordered and eliminates duplicate elements. So the output is 
random in terms of the order and only shows each single item once...

Correct me if I'm wrong :-)


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