Collections - Creating Collections From Scratch - Scala Documentation

You have syntax List(1, 2, 3) to create a list of three integers and Map('A' -> 1, 'C' -> 2) to create a map with two bindings. This is actually a universal feature of Scala collections. You can take any collection name and follow it by a list of elements in parentheses. The result will be a new collection with the given elements. Here are some more examples:

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