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On Wed, 10 Aug 2005, Larry Wall wrote:

And now some people will begin to wonder how ugly set values will look.
We should also tell them that lists (and possibly any-junctions)
promote to sets in set context, so that the usual way to write a set
of numbers and strings can simply be

   <1 dog 42 cat 666.5>

Groovy, but what about this?

     <1 dog 42 cat 42>

Maybe a warning with an optional fatality under "use strict 'sets'"?


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