Lists are a sequence of values that are enclosed with square brackets [] .

Lists in Elixir are actually stored in memory as linked lists. Each element holds both its value and a pointer to the next element.

# Define a list

list = [1, 2, 3]


  • To compute the length of a list, the whole list needs to be traversed.
  • Performance of list concatenation depends on the length of the lists.
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