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Based on the disruptor paper (http://disruptor.googlecode.com/files/Disruptor-1.0.pdf) linked lists make poor queues also. Ring buffers backed by arrays are much better.

Very interesting, but I feel there is a difference of need here.

You're right...there a Ring buffer with an array is better, but for average programmers a linked-list makes a damn good (maintainable, easy, understandable, and pretty quick) queue.

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