Introduction to Scala Part2 : Collections


Traversable: size info

  • Operations: isEmpty, nonEmpty, size, and hasDefiniteSize
  • Goal: Get some information on the size of the collection

Traversable collections can be finite or infinite. An example of an infinite traversable collection is the stream of natural numbers Stream.from(0).

The method hasDefiniteSize indicates whether a collection is possibly infinite. If hasDefiniteSize returns true, the collection is certainly finite. If it returns false, the collection has not been not fully elaborated yet, so it might be infinite or finite. (Stream will be see, if we have enough time in Course C#03)

> List(1,2,3).size
res0: Int = 3
Determine If It's an Empty List or Not
Determine If a List Is Big
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