llength man page

llength — Count the number of elements in a list

Synopsis

llength list

Description

Treats list as a list and returns a decimal string giving the number of elements in it.

Examples

The result is the number of elements:

% llength {a b c d e}
5
% llength {a b c}
3
% llength {}
0

Elements are not guaranteed to be exactly words in a dictionary sense of course, especially when quoting is used:

% llength {a b {c d} e}
4
% llength {a b { } c d e}
6

An empty list is not necessarily an empty string:

% set var { }; puts "[string length $var],[llength $var]"
1,0

See Also

list(n), lappend(n), lindex(n), linsert(n), lsearch(n), lset(n), lsort(n), lrange(n), lreplace(n)

Keywords

element, list, length

Referenced By

lappend(n), lindex(n), linsert(n), list(n), lrange(n), lrepeat(n), lreplace(n), lsearch(n), lset(n), lsort(n).

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