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README.md

Memcached-libmemcached

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Memcached::libmemcached is a very thin, highly efficient, wrapper around the libmemcached library.

It gives full access to the rich functionality offered by libmemcached. libmemcached is fast, light on memory usage, thread safe, and provides full access to server side methods.

  • Synchronous and Asynchronous support.
  • TCP and Unix Socket protocols.
  • A half dozen or so different hash algorithms.
  • Implementations of the new cas, replace, and append operators.
  • Man pages written up on entire API.
  • Implements both modulo and consistent hashing solutions.

INSTALLATION

To install this module, run the following commands:

perl Makefile.PL
make
make test           (see TESTING below)
make install

Note that the "perl Makefile.PL" step will configure and build a private copy of libmemcached from source. So don't be surprised to see pages of output during that step.

If you'd like to have the commandline tools that come with libmemcached installed, invoke Makefile.PL as:

perl Makefile.PL --bin

See http://libmemcached.org for details.

TESTING

The "make test" command can run some tests without using a memcached server. Others are skipped unless a memcached server can be found. By default the tests look for a memcached server at the standard port on localhost.

To use one or more other servers set the PERL_LIBMEMCACHED_TEST_SERVERS environment variable to a comma separated list of hostname:port values.

Most tests require just one server but some require at least 5 servers.

SUPPORT AND DOCUMENTATION

After installing, you can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

perldoc Memcached::libmemcached

You can also look for information at:

RT, CPAN's request tracker
    http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Memcached-libmemcached

AnnoCPAN, Annotated CPAN documentation
    http://annocpan.org/dist/Memcached-libmemcached

CPAN Ratings
    http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/Memcached-libmemcached

Search CPAN
    http://search.cpan.org/dist/Memcached-libmemcached

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

Copyright (C) 2008, 2013 Tim Bunce

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Debugging

make realclean # if perl Makefile.PL already run
perl Makefile.PL -g

Profiling

make realclean # if perl Makefile.PL already run
perl Makefile.PL -pg

Test coverage analysis

make realclean # if perl Makefile.PL already run
perl Makefile.PL -cov
make
make testcover

Install commandline tools from libmemcached

perl Makefile.PL -bin
make 
make install
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