# Re: list comprehension

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{l for l in L}```
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The reason it is in `{}` is to create a Set from iterating over `L`.

> In Python, the set-builder's braces are replaced with square brackets,
> parentheses, or curly braces, giving list, generator, and set objects,
> respectively.

So in Python:

[ l for l in L ]     gives a list
( l for l in L )     gives a generator
{ l for l in L }     gives a set

In Perl6 those would most likely be written as:

L.List   or   L.Array   or   L.list
L.Seq
L.Set

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The way to do that is

my \L = ((1..10) xx 3).flat.pick(*).list;

set( L ) # A
L.Set # B

my %set is SetHash;
{ ++%set{\$_} for L }  # C

# D
do {
# add the {} syntax to create a Set (lexically)
my sub circumfix:«{ }» ( \L ) { L.Set };

{ \$_ for L } # <--
}

Something that seems similar to me is `unique`

.say for L.unique;

By that I mean, some places where you would use a Set, it makes sense

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As for `{(k, x) for k in K for x in X if P(x)}`

The easiest one to directly translate appears to be the Scala one

my \K = 1..10;
my \X = 5..15;

# for (k <- K; x <- X if P(x)) yield (k,x)
Set.new: gather {
for K -> \k {
for X -> \x {
if P(x) {
take (k,x);
}
}
}
}

Other ways:

Set.new: (K X[,] X).grep: -> ( \k, \x ) { P(x) }

Set.new: K X[,] X.grep: &P

Set.new: K X[,] X.grep: &P

Set.new: ( -> ( \k, \x ) { (k,x) if P(x) } for K X[,] X )

Set.new: ( -> \x { |(-> \k { (k,x) if P x } for K) } for X)

On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 10:26 AM mimosinnet <mimosin...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I wonder what would be the Perl notation for 'set-builders', as exposed
> in this wikipedia article:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Set-builder_notation#Parallels_in_programming_languages
>
> This is the Python notation:
>
> Example 1: {l for l in L}
> Example 2: {(k, x) for k in K for x in X if P(x)}
>
> This is another example in Python:
>
> s = {v for v in 'ABCDABCD' if v not in 'CB'}
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_comprehension#Similar_constructs
>
> I have been playing with the code below. Nevertheless, I am unsure on
> how to use the code to define a set.
>
> Cheers!
>
> <--- Code
> #!/usr/bin/env perl6
>
> my @L = 1 .. 10;
> my @K = 1 .. 10;
> my @X = 5 .. 15;
>
> say "Example 1:";
> for @L -> \$l {
>   print "\$l " if \$l ∈ @L;
> }
>
> say "\nExample 2:";
> for @K -> \$k { for @X -> \$x {
>     print "(\$k, \$x), " if (\$k ∈ @K and \$x ∈ @X and \$x < 8);
> }}
> <---
>
> --
> (≧∇≦) Mimosinnet (Linux User: #463211)
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