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    How important is it to fully understand using a link list? My programming book doesn't cover link lists? Is that a "new" thing.

    Maybe my book does cover that. Are link lists known by any other name?

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    Link lists are a good exercise, I suggest you learn them. Maybe you need a better book?

    There are plenty of snippets on these forums, see what you can find.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
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    >How important is it to fully understand using a link list?
    Very. The concepts introduced by linked lists are used a great deal in more complex data structures. If you cannot make a linked list then you have little hope of manipulating more useful structures or even answering interview questions correctly. Such questions are very common in interviews because the data structure is simple enough for relatively quick questions and a decent judge of your knowledge base.

    >My programming book doesn't cover link lists?
    It may be too basic of a book. I admit this does surprise me, just about every book I can think of at least touches on linked lists. Those that don't are too specialized or assume you already know them.

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