[Tutor] Sets are cool
kent_johnson at skillsoft.com
Wed Oct 27 16:48:28 CEST 2004
At 08:27 AM 10/27/2004 -0600, Mike Hansen wrote:
> >>> from sets import Set
>sets are new to version 2.3. I thought I had read that they might be
>built_in in 2.4. Anyone know?
Yes, sets are cool, and yes, they are a built in type in Python 2.4. See
here for details: http://www.python.org/dev/doc/devel/whatsnew/node2.html
Actually Python 2.4 supports both the older 'sets.Set' and the 'set'
built-in, which should be faster since it is implemented in C. If you want
to write code that works under both you could use something like this:
from sets import Set as set
Then you can use set from either version of Python.
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