Grouping and Ordering Data with Lists

At times, semantics are attached to data that has specific structural groupings. For instance, my family structure can be represented as

  • Dave

  • Ann

  • Linda

This structure doesn't require specific ordering, but it does depend on having a collection of individual data points that form a group. Data points within groups, then, are generally presented in list format, be that delimited by bullet points, numbers, letters, commas, spaces, or any other identifiable character or presentation.

It's important to remember here that a list has both semantics and structure. A list is not just about its delimiting characters. Its functionality is defined by both the bounding of the data into a group (the structure), and then ...

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