We can traverse in a linked list using the links of every node. As we know the single linked list is made up of a node where each node has two parts. one is the info part and the other one is link part.
Info part of the list
The info part contains the actual data to be stored on the list.
The linked part of the list
link is a reference to the next value of the list.
In a single linked list, we maintain a reference point to the first value of the linked list and we named it to start variable.
it’s the identity of the list and with the only help of start variable, we can access the whole list following the links of each node. if a node contains no value or None. this means the linked list ended up there. in the above image. the linked part of the node that contains the value None is the last node of the list. and for an empty linked list, the start variable contains the value None.
Traversing into list
Traversing means we can visit each node in a list at a single time.
To traverse into a list we need to know how we can move forward using the link of the list. suppose we have a reference to the node as you see in the image.
so we write
p = p.link
so this refers to the next node of the list as you see in the image.
Now to traverse into the linked list we need to refer to the first node of the list as you see in the image.
so we point the variable p to the first node of the list using the code.
self.start = None
now using this code we can traverse the whole list.
def display_list(self): if self.start is None: print("List is empty") return else: print("List is : ") p = self.start while p is not None: print(p.info, " ", end=' ') p = p.link print()