Stack and Queue in Python using queue Module
A simple python List can act as queue and stack as well. Queue mechanism is used widely and for many purposes in daily life. A queue follows FIFO rule(First In First Out) and is used in programming for sorting and for many more things. Python provides Class queue as a module which has to be generally created in languages such as C/C++ and Java.
1. Creating a FIFO Queue
// Initialize queue Syntax: queue.Queue(maxsize) // Insert Element Syntax: Queue.put(data) // Get And remove the element Syntax: Queue.get()
Initializes a variable to a maximum size of maxsize. A maxsize of zero ‘0’ means a infinite queue. This Queue follows FIFO rule. This module also has a LIFO Queue, which is basically a Stack. Data is inserted into Queue using put() and the end. get() takes data out from the front of the Queue. Note that Both put() and get() take 2 more parameters, optional flags, block and timeout.
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2. UnderFlow and OverFlow
When we try to add data into a Queue above is maxsize, it is called OverFlow(Queue Full) and when we try removing an element from an empty, it’s called Underflow. put() and get() do not give error upon Underflow and Overflow, but goes into an infinite loop.
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This module queue also provides LIFO Queue which technically works as a Stack.
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