The Dying Philosophers Problem

Reading a masters thesis draft that mentions the dining philosophers problem – a parable about the difficulties of process synchronization very well known in computer science – it occurred to me that it must not be a very good idea to eat just spaghetti (or just rice). I asked a nutritionist about it, and here is her answer. Even if they manage to avoid deadlock or livelock, dying of malnutrition is not going to be their first problem, go read the full story!

[Typos and thinkos corrected after initial publication]

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