Map cache with expiration and es6 `Map`s

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Map subclass for use as simple cache with expiration


const Cache = require('map-cache-ttl');

let cache = new Cache('5s', '1m');
// Will cache for 5seconds by default
// and trim() expired pairs every minute

cache.set('foo', {bar: 'baz'}, '30s');
// will cache in 'foo' key for 30 seconds
cache.has('foo'); // true
//... 30 seconds later
cache.has('foo'); // false

const getRawBody = require('raw-body');
let requests = 0;
const proxy = cache.proxy((url) => new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
	requests += 1;
		.get(url, res => res.statusCode == 200 ?
			resolve(getRawBody(res)) :
			reject(new Error(`${res.statusCode} ${res.statusMessage}`))
		.on('error', reject);
}), '30s');

// requests is 1
	.then( github => console.log(github) ) // requests is 1
	.then( () => proxy('') ) // requests is 1, cache hit
	.then( () => ... ) // 1 min later
	.then( () => proxy('') )
	.then( github => console.log(github) ); // requests is 2, github page fresh

new Cache(max_age, interval)

maxage sets the default max age for keys. If not set or is less then 1ms it will default to Infinity and keys will never expire unless a per-key max_age is passed during cache.set(key, value, max_age) or cache.proxy(fn, max_age).
interval sets a setInterval for cache.trim() to automatically trim expired keys. Default is to set no interval and use cache.trim() manually to free up expired objects.


Will return the stored value for the specified key if the expiration time is in the future.


Will return true if a value is stored the specified key and it has not expired.

cache.set(key, value, max_age)

Cache a value into a specific key.
key can be any type other then string as Cache extends Map objects. The value will be cached for max_age ms but it's contents are not protected from modifications in any way. It's the value's user's responsibility to ensure that the values will not be modified if this is desired.
If no
is provided or it is less then 1ms it will default to the cache's default to cache.max_age.

cache.proxy(fn, max_age)

Will return a wrapper function that will cache the results of the first function invocation for every set of arguments. This works by hashing arguments using object-hash. The proxy function always returns a Promise


Clean up expired key/value pairs.


Clear all key/value pairs.


Will return the number of not expired items.
> Caution This will also trigger a cache.trim() to calculate the correct size.