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Id: 67970
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: CHI

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: SPJW [...]
Cc: steve.webster [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.47
Fixed in: 0.47

CC: steve.webster [...]
Subject: Can't use 'never' in set when default expires_in provided in new
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I have a need for a cache where most objects have a 10-minute TTL, but every now and again an object needs to be cached forever. When a CHI object is constructed with the 'expires_in' option set, using 'never' as the third argument in a call to set() doesn't actually result in the cache object being stored forever. Instead it's ignored, and the default expires_in value is used instead. The documentation for the constructor options states that the value provided for 'expires_in' is a default, so I would expect to be able to override it. Running the attached script results in the following output: $ perl No default expires_in at line 9. - created_at: 1304613128 at line 20. - expires_at: 4294967295 at line 21. 600s default expires_in at line 25. - created_at: 1304613128 at line 37. - expires_at: 1304613728 at line 38. Note that I can provide a number expires value in the call to set() that is greater than the expires_in value in the constructor, so my workaround for now is to do: $cache->set( $key, $value, time() + (60*60*24*365) ); This works for me as a year is more than enough cache time for this object, but I'd expect 'never' to work too.
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#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use CHI; { warn( 'No default expires_in' ); my $hash = {}; my $cache = CHI->new( driver => 'Memory', datastore => $hash, namespace => 'foo', ); my $cache_key = 'bar'; $cache->set( $cache_key, 12345, 'never' ); my $object = $cache->get_object( $cache_key ); warn( ' - created_at: ' . $object->created_at ); warn( ' - expires_at: ' . $object->expires_at ); }; { warn( '600s default expires_in' ); my $hash = {}; my $cache = CHI->new( driver => 'Memory', datastore => $hash, namespace => 'foo', expires_in => 600, ); my $cache_key = 'bar'; $cache->set( $cache_key, 12345, 'never' ); my $object = $cache->get_object( $cache_key ); warn( ' - created_at: ' . $object->created_at ); warn( ' - expires_at: ' . $object->expires_at ); };
I've fixed CHI to disregard default expires_at and expires_in if either are provided. Thanks.

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