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List.tail<'T> Function (F#)

Returns the list without the first element.

Namespace/Module Path: Microsoft.FSharp.Collections.List

Assembly: FSharp.Core (in FSharp.Core.dll)

// Signature:
List.tail : 'T list -> 'T list

// Usage:
List.tail list

list

Type: 'T list

The tail of the list, that is, the list without the first element.

This function is named Tail in compiled assemblies. If you are accessing the function from a language other than F#, or through reflection, use this name.

The following code shows how to use List.tail.

let list1 = [1; 2; 3]
let list2 = []
// The following line prints [2; 3].
printfn "%A" (List.tail list1)
// The following line throws System.ArgumentException.
printfn "%A" (List.tail list2)

Abbreviated Output

[2; 3]
System.ArgumentException: The input list was empty.

Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2

F# Core Library Versions

Supported in: 2.0, 4.0, Portable

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