[Bro-Dev] set and vector operators

Johanna Amann johanna at icir.org
Mon Apr 30 08:15:46 PDT 2018

On 30 Apr 2018, at 11:13, Robin Sommer wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 07:10 -0700, you wrote:
>> Okay, I can live with this as long as '|' and '-' support add-to-set and
>> remove-from-set.   But I think those have to work, given we'll enable them
>> for operations on two sets.
> Well, my vote then remains not adding new set operators for
> add/delete, so that we don't have multiple ways to do the same thing.
> Just looked at Python again, as a data point: That's what they do,
> too. There are '|'/'&'/'-' for set/set operations, but no versions of
> those for individual elements (they do that through methods instead;
> add/delete are kind of our version of methods). Same for Ruby. I
> looked around for a few more minutes for other languages, but didn't
> immediately find any that even have any set operators at all (only
> methods/functions for union/intersection/etc.).

Yup, I think I concur.


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