Simple Linked List in Elixir
Write a simple linked list implementation that uses Elements and a List
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Simple Linked List
Write a simple linked list implementation that uses Elements and a List.
The linked list is a fundamental data structure in computer science, often used in the implementation of other data structures. They're pervasive in functional programming languages, such as Clojure, Erlang, or Haskell, but far less common in imperative languages such as Ruby or Python.
The simplest kind of linked list is a singly linked list. Each element in the list contains data and a "next" field pointing to the next element in the list of elements.
This variant of linked lists is often used to represent sequences or push-down stacks (also called a LIFO stack; Last In, First Out).
As a first take, lets create a singly linked list to contain the range (1..10), and provide functions to reverse a linked list and convert to and from arrays.
When implementing this in a language with built-in linked lists, implement your own abstract data type.
Execute the tests with:
$ elixir simple_linked_list_test.exs
In the test suites, all but the first test have been skipped.
Once you get a test passing, you can unskip the next one by
commenting out the relevant
@tag :pending with a
Or, you can enable all the tests by commenting out the
ExUnit.configure line in the test suite.
# ExUnit.configure exclude: :pending, trace: true
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Inspired by 'Data Structures and Algorithms with Object-Oriented Design Patterns in Ruby', singly linked-lists. http://www.brpreiss.com/books/opus8/html/page96.html#SECTION004300000000000000000
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