why memcached is called a object cache

Ivan Krstić krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Tue Dec 19 03:03:10 UTC 2006

zhang Jackie wrote:
>    As we all know, memcached is a object cache. But why it is not called
> object-oriented cache?

It isn't actually an object cache; it's a 'named bunches of bytes'
cache. Object orientation, or the lack thereof, happens at the client
API level -- memcached couldn't care less.

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