Newcomer to Python tutorial question

Alan Cameron alan.cameron at
Thu May 7 20:58:34 CEST 2009

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

Thanks to all who replied.
I assume therefore that the order in which the items of the set are printed 
could vary each time it is printed?

Alan Cameron 

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