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Dave Rolsky
February 19, 2008 06:59
Re: Assistance with IPC modules and perl 5.10
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On Mon, 18 Feb 2008, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 21:27 +0100, demerphq wrote:
>> If i understand this right your problem is solved.
>> IPC-ShareLite is not a build requires for Cache-Cache:
>> They are both optional packages. So the chain is broken right?
> No, not really, because we want to enable the SharedMemoryCache
> functionality of Cache-Cache. META.yml represents the bare minimum set
> of requirements, not the requirements to make the code fully functional.

No, you really _don't_ need to enable the SharedMemoryCache. The reason 
that these modules (IPC::ShareLite && SharedCache) have been broken for so 
long is that no one wants to use them, primarily because people have 
realized that they're a slow and problematic solution for the problem at 

If you want a shared cache the best bets are a file-based cache or for 
more robust multi-machine solution, memcached. No sane person is using IPC 
for caching these days.


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