Copy a set.

If a deep value higher than 0 (default) is used, then this function will create copies of the things within the set.

This function does not generate a change.




Argument Type Description
deep int (optional) How deep to copy things withing the set. Default is 0 (only a copy of the set, not the things within the set).

Return value

A new set.


This code shows an example using copy():

x = {x: 123};
a = set(x);
b = a.copy();

// both `a` and `b` have thing `x`
assert ( a.has(x) );
assert ( b.has(x) );

// `b` is a copy, so when changing `a`, set `b` remains unaffected.


Return value in JSON format

        "x": 123

Note that a copy with a deep value can create copies of things but the Type information will be lost:

set_type('Person', {
    name: 'str'

p = Person{
    name: 'Foo'

s = set(p);

// deep 1 will not only copy the set, but also the things within the set
o = s.copy(1);

// the new set `o` does not have `p` since a copy of `p` is created
assert ( o.has(p) == false );

// copy does not preserve the Type information, the Type for each member is now a normal thing:|t| type(t));

Return value in JSON format