Newcomer to Python tutorial question

Florian Wollenschein Florian.Wollenschein at FernUni-Hagen.de
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
> 
> http://docs.python.org/3.0/tutorial/datastructures.html#sets
> 
> 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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