Java Program For Deleting A Node In A Linked List
We have discussed Linked List Introduction and Linked List Insertion in previous posts on a singly linked list.
Let us formulate the problem statement to understand the deletion process. Given a ‘key’, delete the first occurrence of this key in the linked list.
To delete a node from the linked list, we need to do the following steps.
1) Find the previous node of the node to be deleted.
2) Change the next of the previous node.
3) Free memory for the node to be deleted.
Since every node of the linked list is dynamically allocated using malloc() in C, we need to call free() for freeing memory allocated for the node to be deleted.
Created Linked List: 2 3 1 7 Linked List after Deletion of 1: 2 3 7
Time Complexity: O(n), where n represents the length of the given linked list.
Auxiliary Space: O(1), no extra space is required, so it is a constant.
Please refer complete article on Linked List | Set 3 (Deleting a node) for more details!