name changes for the upcoming 4.0
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Jan 15 18:15:16 CET 2012
In message <4BD31D35-EA22-4858-9F81-B357646BBD11 at develooper.com>, =?iso-8859-1?
>Since you were bike-shedding, I'd add my 2 cents that I'd find
>"invalidate" much easier to understand than "ban". Invalidate
>clearly acts on "stuff from the past", where "ban" seems like it'd
>operate on data in the future. (Even if that's how it works, the
>effect of a ban is to invalidate old data).
The problem is that a "ban" does operate in the future: It bans
(matching) cached objects from being served.
"invalidate" implies immediate action, and the entire point is to
avoid just that.
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