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Discussion on: Implementing an LRU Cache

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James Turner

Thanks for the reply. Do you think it is worth measuring the actual item size or do you think it adds unnecessary complexity to a caching solution?

I ask this because I have my own caching solution in C# and I am contemplating calculating the item size. Problem is, calculating the size remotely accurately is both time expensive and memory intensive (eg. serializing the whole thing to a string and measuring the length allocates a lot of memory).

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Katherine Kelly Author

Personally, I think it adds unnecessary complexity and wouldn't do it myself but I think it's great you're considering the tradeoffs. Best of luck with whatever you choose for your caching solution!

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