Linked lists vs. arrays
Compared to arrays linked lists are dynamic data structures, which means they can easily grow or shrink in size. They can be more efficient than arrays for certain operations, such as inserting or deleting elements at the beginning or in the middle of the list, since only the references (or links) between nodes need to be updated. However, linked lists have a higher overhead compared to arrays because they store an additional reference for each node.
Create a Node factory function.
We'll create a factory function to create new nodes. Each node will have two properties: the data it holds and a reference to the next node in the list.
Create a LinkedList factory function
This function will be responsible for managing the linked list. It'll have a head property that represents the first node in the list and a set of utility functions for list operations.
Now, let's create a linked list and add some nodes to it
This will output:
To learn more about how to work with linked lists, check out the next tutorial here.
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