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From Paul Prescod <>
Subject Re: Memcached protocol?
Date Mon, 05 Apr 2010 18:06:35 GMT
On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 10:45 AM, Mike Malone <> wrote:
> ...
> FWIW, I added the atomic increment/decrement operations to the Django cache
> interface (and wrote that documentation) because the functionality was
> useful for large scale apps. I didn't implement atomic increment/decrement
> or atomic add for backends that didn't natively support it because, in my
> opinion (and in the opinion of the other Django contributors) any site that
> requires that sort of functionality should be running memcached as their
> cache backend. So I guess what I'm saying is that the functionality _is_
> useful. However, there probably are some users who would find the subset of
> the memcache protocol that you _can_ implement on top of Cassandra useful.

That's useful information Mike. I am a bit curious about what the most
common use cases are for atomic increment/decrement. I'm familiar with
atomic add as a sort of locking mechanism.

 Paul Prescod

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