Cross-client memcached compatibility

Dustin Sallings dustin at
Tue Jan 29 20:47:56 UTC 2008

On Jan 29, 2008, at 12:36, Ciaran wrote:

> That is perfect, exactly what I wanted, thank you!


> Just out of interest, with the binary protocol has this 'issue' been  
> sorted out or is it still a free for all client-wise ?  (are you  
> aware?)

	There was not any intention in changing any of the actual semantics  
with the binary protocol.  There are a few details that changed, but  
there were some particularly messy areas where breaking compatibility  
would've made things a lot better.

	There is some flag space reserved for something like flags that  
aren't supposed to be exposed in the client APIs, but I'm having  
trouble seeing the point.  I'm under the impression that not a lot of  
users make heavy use of the flags for anything other than content  
encoding.  That is, at least, where all the confusion is.

Dustin Sallings

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