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Write a recursive method for generating all permutations of an input string. Return them as a set.

Don't worry about time or space complexity—if we wanted efficiency we'd write an iterative version.

To start, assume every character in the input string is unique.

Your method can have loops—it just needs to also be recursive.

Make sure you have a base case! Otherwise your method may never terminate!

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