[development] Object Caching in DRUPAL-7?

Jamie Holly hovercrafter at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 22 19:10:42 UTC 2009

I think this is an awesome idea, especially if we make it optional 
through settings.php. Example - fully loaded nodes can be cached, but 
only if there's a node_cache specified in settings.php, so it doesn't 
break existing stuff (or even the content_type overrides like in 
advanced cache). I know it would be nice to not have to worry about 
patching files when a new version does come out, but that's the lazy in 
me talking.

Josh Koenig wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'd like to take the community's temperature on developing a global 
> object caching strategy for drupal core 7.0. In effect, this would 
> mean pulling the functionality of advcache module into core, though 
> the code would doubtless be a bit different.
> This has been previously discussed by Robert Douglass and Steve Rude, 
> and I think both the short-term and strategic value here is clear. As 
> memcached permeates the collective consciousness of the 
> web-development community, and as "cloud" computing becomes more and 
> more prevalent, best practices in architecture increasingly point 
> towards caching full objects whenever possible.
> This also fits well with Drupal's existing architecture. There are 
> great functional points (e.g. node_load()) to mount this functionality.
> I'm certain I'm not the only one thinking along these lines. Anyone 
> want to throw out their ideas?
> cheers
> -josh

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