Golang Memcached Version Handling (Detailed Guide w/ Code Examples)

Use Case(s)

The use of the 'golang memcached version' typically includes inspecting and comparing different versions of a Memcached server. This can be helpful when debugging, or ensuring your application is compatible with the Memcached server version it's connected to.

Code Examples

The go-memcache package provides a simple client for interacting with Memcached servers. Here's a sample usage where we connect to the server and print out the Memcached server version:

package main import ( "fmt" "github.com/bradfitz/gomemcache/memcache" ) func main() { mc := memcache.New("") version, err := mc.GetVersion() if err != nil { fmt.Println(err) return } fmt.Printf("Memcached version: %s\n", version) }

In this example, we create a new Memcached client that connects to the server at We then call the GetVersion method on this client to get the version of the Memcached server. If an error occurs, we print the error and return; otherwise, we print out the Memcached version.

Best Practices

  • Always handle errors returned by GetVersion() as they provide useful information about any connection or request issues.
  • It's recommended to keep your Memcached server and client libraries up to date to benefit from bug fixes, security patches, and performance improvements.

Common Mistakes

  • Not handling or incorrectly handling the error returned by GetVersion(). If there's an issue connecting to the Memcached server or retrieving its version, this error will provide valuable information.


  1. What does the version output represent?
    • The version output represents the version of Memcached running on the server.
  2. Why would I need to know the version of Memcached running on my server?
    • You may need this information for debugging purposes or to ensure compatibility between your application and the Memcached server.

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