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Bounded Queue

Class Kata “Bounded Queue”

Write a queue class of limited length for communication between different threads.

Reading threads can take elements from the queue – but if its empty reading is blocked until another element becomes available.

Writing threads add elements to the queue. In case the queue length has reached its limit, though, writing blocks until an element has been removed by a reading thread.

The interface of the class should look like this:


Writing Thread Queue Reading Thread
new BoundedQueue<int>(2)
Enqueue(1) 1
Dequeue() -> 1
Enqueue(2) 2
Enqueue(3) 2,3
Enqueue(4) // blocks
3 Dequeue() -> 2
// is released 3,4
4 Dequeue() -> 3
Dequeue() -> 4
Dequeue() // blocks
Enqueue(5) 5
-> 5 // is released

Performance issues can be neglected.

Variations #1

Add two functions to the class:

Reading/writing optionally should block only for a limited time. If the function succeeds before timeout, true is returned, otherwise false.