Difference between Circular Queue and Priority Queue
Circular queue: Circular Queue is a linear data structure in which the operations are performed based on FIFO (First In First Out) principle and the last position is connected back to the first position to make a circle. It is also called ‘Ring Buffer’.
Priority queue: A priority queue is a special type of queue in which each element is associated with a priority and is served according to its priority.
Difference between a circular queue and priority queue are as follows:
|Circular queue||Priority queue|
|Circular queue is not linear but circular.||Priority is a special type of data structure in which items can be inserted or deleted based on the priority.|
|It is also called as a ring buffer.||It is also called simple queue.|
|Items can be inserted or deleted from a queue in O(1) time.||It can perform three operations like insert delete and display.|
|Both the front and the rear pointers wrap around to the beginning of the array.||It does not allow elements in sorted array.|
|It overcomes the problem of linear queue.||It allows duplicate elements.|
|It requires less memory.||It requires more memory.|
|More efficient||Less efficient.|