L


languages

almost religious attachment to, 195

knowledge of mainstream, 16

less-commonly used or more-advanced aspects of, 19

less-mainstream, 16

used in coding questions, 16–17

last element case, writing for remove, 37

last-in-first out (LIFO) data structure, a stack as, 30

latency, 189

learning, continuing, 5

least-significant byte (LSB) to most-significant byte (MSB), 153

leaves, 55

left child in a binary tree, 55

length method in Java, 72

length property of a JavaScript array, 71

letters

corresponding to numbers on a telephone keypad, 100

marking as used or unused, 96

library routines for string/integer conversions, 83

line segment, drawing a, 143–144

linear running time, algorithms with, 78

linear singly-linked list, 26

linear time in big-O analysis, 21

line-by-line analysis of a function, 40–41

linked list(s)

allocating memory dynamically for each element, 31

compared to arrays, 67

compared to dynamic arrays, 31

kinds of, 25

length of, 36

less complicated to implement than dynamic arrays, 31

making two complete traversals of, 42

operations, 27–30

problems, 25

removing all elements from, 30

routines, 26

as shorthand for the first element of a linked list, 26

linked list typical problems, 30–52

LinkedIn, 9

List Flattening problem, 44–47

list length circumstances, potentially problematic, 38

List Unflattening problem, 48–49

little-endian machine, 153

livelock, 119

local copy, updating instead of the head pointer, 28

location of arrays, tracked in C and C++, 69

locomotives, smashing a bird, 176

logical && and || operators, 145

logical operations, three possible values of in SQL, 141

long-term projects, compared to short-term, 2

lookup operations in a BST, 57–58

loop index dependent conditionals, 100

loop partitioning, 100

Lowest Common Ancestor problem, 64–66

LSB. See least-significant byte




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