Florian Ragwitz

NAME

Memoize::Saves - Plug-in module to specify which return values should be memoized

SYNOPSIS

    use Memoize;

    memoize 'function',
      SCALAR_CACHE => [TIE, Memoize::Saves,
                       CACHE => [ "word1", "word2" ],
                       DUMP  => [ "word3", "word4" ],
                       REGEX => "Regular Expression",
                       HASH  => $cache_hashref,
                      ],

DESCRIPTION

Memoize::Saves is a plug-in module for Memoize. It allows the user to specify which values should be cached or which should be dumped. Please read the manual for Memoize for background information.

Use the CACHE option to specify a list of return values which should be memoized. All other values will need to be recomputed each time.

Use the DUMP option to specify a list of return values which should not be memoized. Only these values will need to be recomputed each time.

Use the REGEX option to specify a Regular Expression which must match for the return value to be saved. You can supply either a plain text string or a compiled regular expression using qr//. Obviously the second method is prefered.

Specifying multiple options will result in the least common denominator being saved.

You can use the HASH option to string multiple Memoize Plug-ins together:

   tie my %disk_hash => 'GDBM_File', $filename, O_RDWR|O_CREAT, 0666;
   tie my %expiring_cache => 'Memoize::Expire',
              LIFETIME => 5, HASH => \%disk_cache;
   tie my %cache => 'Memoize::Saves',
              REGEX => qr/my/, HASH => \%expiring_cache;

   memoize ('printme', SCALAR_CACHE => [HASH => \%cache]);

CAVEATS

This module is experimental, and may contain bugs. Please report bugs to bug-Memoize-Saves@rt.perl.org.

If you are going to use Memoize::Saves with Memoize::Expire it is important to use it in that order. Memoize::Expire changes the return value to include expire information and it may no longer match your CACHE, DUMP, or REGEX.

SEE ALSO

Memoize

AUTHOR

Joshua Gerth <gerth@teleport.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2010 by Joshua Gerth.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.




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