Python – How to get the number of elements in a list

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Consider the following:

items = []
items.append("apple")
items.append("orange")
items.append("banana")

# FAKE METHOD:
items.amount()  # Should return 3

How do I get the number of elements in the list items?

Best Solution

The len() function can be used with several different types in Python - both built-in types and library types. For example:

>>> len([1, 2, 3])
3