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ronin-41535 (at lighthouseapp)

MemCacheStore does not work with Memcached::Rails

Reported by ronin-41535 (at lighthouseapp) | January 8th, 2010 @ 10:20 PM

Lines 43-46 of activesupport/lib/active_support/cache/mem_cache_store.rb read:

  # Instead of addresses one can pass in a MemCache-like object. For example:
  #   require 'memcached' # gem install memcached; uses C bindings to libmemcached

However, actually trying to do this raises an ArgumentError ("wrong number of arguments (2 for 1)") since Memcached::Rails#delete (introduced in only takes one argument.

Since memcached has deprecated support for an expiry on the delete operation in version 1.4, the memcache-client gem's MemCache#delete method ignores it in edge as well (as explained at In previous versions, it provides a default argument value for expiry, so it supports calling the delete method with just the key.

Therefore, calling @data.delete(key) in MemCacheStore#delete is safe for usage with the memcache-client gem, and makes it usable with the memcached gem, as advertised (but not currently the case).

This patch adds a test that the underlying implementation is only called with one argument (the key) and changes the call.

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