Synopsis Get number of elements from the head of a list.
Function list[&T] take(int n, list[&T] lst)
Usage import List;
Description Get n elements (or size(lst) elements if size(lst) < n) from the head of the list. See drop to remove elements from the head of a list.
rascal>import List;
rascal>take(2, [3, 1, 4, 5]);
list[int]: [3,1]
rascal>take(6, [3, 1, 4, 5]);
list[int]: [3,1,4,5]
rascal>take(2, ["zebra", "elephant", "snake", "owl"]);
list[str]: ["zebra","elephant"]

Question [1]. Computing take(M, L) of a list with N (N > M) elements returns a list with

Question [2].
The type of take(2, [-12, 7, -8, 11]) is

Question [3].
take(1, [3, 3, 7, -19]) == 

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