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Programming language: JavaScript
License: MIT License
Tags: Miscellaneous     Performance     Promise     Function     Cache     Expire     Ttl     Optimize     Caching     Memoization     Mem     Memoize    
Latest version: v5.1.1

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Memoize functions - An optimization used to speed up consecutive function calls by caching the result of calls with identical input

Memory is automatically released when an item expires.

Install

$ npm install mem

Usage

const mem = require('mem');

let i = 0;
const counter = () => ++i;
const memoized = mem(counter);

memoized('foo');
//=> 1

// Cached as it's the same arguments
memoized('foo');
//=> 1

// Not cached anymore as the arguments changed
memoized('bar');
//=> 2

memoized('bar');
//=> 2
Works fine with promise returning functions
const mem = require('mem');

let i = 0;
const counter = async () => ++i;
const memoized = mem(counter);

(async () => {
    console.log(await memoized());
    //=> 1

    // The return value didn't increase as it's cached
    console.log(await memoized());
    //=> 1
})();
const mem = require('mem');
const got = require('got');
const delay = require('delay');

const memGot = mem(got, {maxAge: 1000});

(async () => {
    await memGot('sindresorhus.com');

    // This call is cached
    await memGot('sindresorhus.com');

    await delay(2000);

    // This call is not cached as the cache has expired
    await memGot('sindresorhus.com');
})();

API

mem(fn, options?)

fn

Type: Function

Function to be memoized.

options

Type: object

maxAge

Type: number Default: Infinity

Milliseconds until the cache expires.

cacheKey

Type: Function

Determines the cache key for storing the result based on the function arguments. By default, if there's only one argument and it's a primitive, it's used directly as a key (if it's a function, its reference will be used as key), otherwise it's all the function arguments JSON stringified as an array.

You could for example change it to only cache on the first argument x => JSON.stringify(x).

cache

Type: object Default: new Map()

Use a different cache storage. Must implement the following methods: .has(key), .get(key), .set(key, value), .delete(key), and optionally .clear(). You could for example use a WeakMap instead or quick-lru for a LRU cache.

cachePromiseRejection

Type: boolean Default: true

Cache rejected promises.

mem.clear(fn)

Clear all cached data of a memoized function.

fn

Type: Function

Memoized function.

Tips

Cache statistics

If you want to know how many times your cache had a hit or a miss, you can make use of stats-map as a replacement for the default cache.

Example

const mem = require('mem');
const StatsMap = require('stats-map');
const got = require('got');

const cache = new StatsMap();
const memGot = mem(got, {cache});

(async () => {
    await memGot('sindresorhus.com');
    await memGot('sindresorhus.com');
    await memGot('sindresorhus.com');

    console.log(cache.stats);
    //=> {hits: 2, misses: 1}
})();
  • p-memoize - Memoize promise-returning & async functions

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