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queue

Computing a list in which entries are deleted from one end and inserted at the other

queue

[kyü]
(computer science)
A list of items waiting for attention in a computer system, generally ordered according to some criteria.
A linear list whose elements are inserted and deleted in a first-in-first-out order.
(industrial engineering)

queue

(programming)
A first-in first-out data structure used to sequence objects. Objects are added to the tail of the queue ("enqueued") and taken off the head ("dequeued").

For example, an operating system might use a queue to serialise concurrent demands for a resource such as a printer, processor or communications channel. Users might place files on a print queue and a background process or "demon" would take them off and print them. Another common use is to pass data between an interrupt handler and a user process.

queue

Pronounced "Q." A temporary holding place for data. See queuing, message queue and print queue.
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An effort that, like the peeling of potatoes in Jeanne Dielman, the endless waiting lines in D'Est (From the East, 1993) or the deportation of "dirty" immigrants in De I'autre cote (From the Other Side, 2002), is common to her "story" and ours.
It is a good option because it basically eliminates the long waiting lines.
Reports of waiting lines snaking out of the stores were not exaggerations.
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