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... A Concurrent and Asynchronous Cache for Perl 6.


  • Producer function that gets passed in on construction and that gets called by cache on misses
  • Cache size and maximum entry age can be limited
  • Cache allows refreshing of entries even before they have expired
  • Calls producer async and returns promise to result, perfect for usage in an otherwise async or reactive system
  • Transparent support for producers that return promises themselves
  • Extra args can be passed through to producer easily
  • Jitter for refresh and expiry to smooth out producer calls over time
  • Locked internally so it can be used from multiple threads or a thread pool, but no lock help while calling the producer function.
  • Propagates exceptions from producer transparently
  • Get entry from cache only if present, without loading/refreshing.
  • Configurably, Nil values can be passed through without caching them
  • Monitoring of hit rate

Upcoming Features

  • Optimizations of the async producer case
  • Object lifetimes can be restricted by producer function

Simple Example usage

my $cache = => 1000, producer => sub ($k) { ... });
say await $cache.get('key234');

But of course there are lots more details!


Please see the POD in lib/Cache/Async.pm6 for usage scenarios and details on how to use Cache::Async.


Cache::Async is licensed under the Artistic License 2.0.

Feedback and Contact

Please let me know what you think: Robert Lemmen

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