Caches a function, using the function itself as the key, and the return
value as the value saved. It passes all arguments on to the function, as
The decorator itself takes a length argument, which is the number of
seconds the cache will keep the result around.
It will put in a MethodNotFinishedError in the cache while the function is
processing. This should not matter in most cases, but if the app is using
threads, you won't be able to get the previous value, and will need to
wait until the function finishes. If this is not desired behavior, you can
remove the first two lines after the ``else``.
def inner_func(*args, **kwargs):
from django.core.cache import cache
value = cache.get(func)
# This will set a temporary value while ``func`` is being
# processed. When using threads, this is vital, as otherwise
# the function can be called several times before it finishes
# and is put into the cache.
class MethodNotFinishedError(Exception): pass
'The function %s has not finished processing yet. This \
value will be replaced when it finishes.' % (func.__name__)
result = func(*args, **kwargs)
cache.set(func, result, length)