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

Den Delimarsky|Last Updated: 7/5/2016
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Tests whether a list is empty.

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

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

Syntax

// Signature:
List.isEmpty : 'T list -> bool

// Usage:
List.isEmpty list

Parameters

list Type: 'Tlist

The input list.

Return Value

true if the list is empty. Otherwise, returns false.

Remarks

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

Example

let printList list1 = 
    if (List.isEmpty list1) then
        printfn "There are no elements in this list."
    else
        printfn "This list contains the following elements:"
        List.iter (fun elem -> printf "%A " elem) list1
        printfn ""
printList [ "test1"; "test2" ]
printList [ ]

Output

This list contains the following elements:
"test1" "test2"
There are no elements in this list.

Platforms

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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