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>> * Can consumers and producers look into the queue, or is it totally opaque?

> Not sure what this means..sorry..

I'm definitely an amateur on this topic, but I suppose he talks about privacy issues. If you're delivering secrets you don't want that every actor can read the messages of all the others.

Ah, I missed that one.

Some queues let you "peek". It's not common because it weakens the whole concept of a queue and tends to be difficult to implement sanely.

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