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

Den Delimarsky|Last Updated: 8/18/2017
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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: 'Tlist

Return Value

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.


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

Version Information

F# Core Library Versions

Supported in: 2.0, 4.0, Portable

See Also

Collections.List Module (F#)

Microsoft.FSharp.Collections Namespace (F#)

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