The following operators can be used to better focus your queries.
( ) , AND, OR, NOT, W/#
? single char wildcard, not at start
* multi char wildcard, not at start
(Cat? OR feline) AND NOT dog?
Cat? W/5 behavior
(Cat? OR feline) AND traits
Cat AND charact*
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A looser definition of 'ordered' that allows for optimized message handling.
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Availability Time ordering
Efficient removal of items from a list when: items can be unnavailable because other 'cursors' are looking at them the unnavailable items can become available agin after the cursor has parted a cursor does not want to miss an item it skipped, and which becomes available.
Re-insert the item as it becomes available, but insert it as if it is a new item. Cursors will then traverse it as if it were a new item.
Disadvantage - some items will be seen more than once. Advantage: where the requirements obtain this is the simplest solution. Advantage: at the beginning of unavailability the item is removed from the list. This saves other cursors traversing it. The unlink would have been required anyway on a succesful use of the item. The only extra cost will be paid if the item becomes re-available (it will need to be re added to the list at a later position).
Variation: the reavailable item is inserted at the earliest position that is ahead of all cursors. This maintains order automatically in the case where there is only one cursor.