Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Short for last in, first out, LIFO, is a method of processing data where the data last received is the first to be sent out after processed. Below is an example of how FIFO and LIFO would work. As can be seen in the picture, with LIFO the data is sent out in the same order it was last received. So in this example it is reversed.


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