template < class TKey, class TValue, class TMutex = FastMutex, class TEventMutex = FastMutex >

class UniqueAccessExpireCache

File Information

Library: Foundation
Package: Cache
Header: Poco/UniqueAccessExpireCache.h


An UniqueAccessExpireCache caches entries for a given time span. In contrast to ExpireCache which only allows to set a per cache expiration value, it allows to define expiration per CacheEntry. Each TValue object must thus offer the following method:

const Poco::Timespan& getTimeout() const;

which returns the relative timespan for how long the entry should be valid without being accessed! The absolute expire timepoint is calculated as now() + getTimeout(). Accessing an object will update this absolute expire timepoint. You can use the Poco::AccessExpirationDecorator to add the getExpiration method to values that do not have a getExpiration function.

Be careful when using an UniqueAccessExpireCache. A cache is often used like cache.has(x) followed by cache.get x). Note that it could happen that the "has" call works, then the current execution thread gets descheduled, time passes, the entry gets invalid, thus leading to an empty SharedPtr being returned when "get" is invoked.


Direct Base Classes: AbstractCache < TKey, TValue, UniqueAccessExpireStrategy < TKey, TValue >, TMutex, TEventMutex >

All Base Classes: AbstractCache < TKey, TValue, UniqueAccessExpireStrategy < TKey, TValue >, TMutex, TEventMutex >


UniqueAccessExpireCache inline



~UniqueAccessExpireCache inline