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CircularBuffer

A memory buffer providing amortized O(1) performance for operations on its stored elements at both start and end positions.

This reference type can suit as the underlaying buffer of MutableCollection value types needing to perform better than other buffer types that won't guarantee such performance of O(1) for operations of insertion and removal on the first and last elements. For example Array performs in O(1) on operations involving removal/insertion of its last element, but only O(n) on its first element (where n is the number of elements successive the first one). That's due to the fact that Array has to shift elements successive its first one in order to keep its indexing order intact. On the other hand, CircularBuffer uses a clever head and tail internal indexes system which makes possible not to shift elements when removing/inserting at the first and last indexes.

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