an anecdote about a waiting room
about 10 years ago I was in a waiting room for a doctor's appointment. The place was full, and it was obvious that appointments were kind of suggestions at best at that point.
So what would people do? Say hello to the entire waiting room, and ask who the last person to come in was. They'd remember that person so they'd know who they come after, and then sit down on any available surface.
Anyway that concludes my explanation of what a linked list is
@firstname.lastname@example.org A few years back when I hired a new junior / intern and I had to teach him things, I used this as a visualization helper how linked lists work 😆 after I tried 2-3 times without success he was able to understand properly everything with this example.
And... here we have the same system today too, so it was the same N yrs ago and it's the same now and so annoying when someone is lazy to raise their hands and say "I was the last one" and after 10 minutes we still don't know.
@email@example.com Oh and I used the "insert into the list" with the example of an incoming pregnant patient. They never have to be appended to the list at the end.
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