re: Looking At Linked Lists VIEW POST


I haven't used linked lists in 30y,but at that time, I was working on a banking application and we needed to track and present a set of chronological transactions. We did not have a meaningful RDBMS for PC's, so we created our own in memory and disk persisted, using essentially the same linkage, translating the pointers into primary keys. The product never made it to market (long story) and I have rarely used this approach since.

That said, it underpins a number of standard data structures used today, just hidden in the background.


Which data structures are you referring to when you say "it underpins a number of standard data structures used today". I'm assuming stacks and queues. Is there anything else?

Also, thanks for responding. I'm learning so much from reading responses to all the blog posts.


I was thinking ques and stacks, but also task continuations / cancelations - all linking of a form

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