February 2021 VCL release ("Pakora")
Today the minimum version of VCL available across our network increased, unlocking the following changes:
- We've renamed a bunch of function arguments in places where names were previously misleading; for example, arguments referred to as
patterndespite not being regular expressions. These are now more correctly referred to as
- Historically, we have used the word 'datacenter' to refer interchangeably to either a physical location at which Fastly has a presence, or to a set of Fastly servers acting together as a cache. These concepts are no longer always the same, and so references to 'data center' have been changed to reflect whether they, in each case, refer to a site or to a POP.
- We better described the behavior of
not setvalues when assigned to
client.sess_timeoutvariable's default value was corrected: the reference incorrectly stated that this was 10 seconds when it is actually 10 minutes.
We expanded the descriptions of a number of functions and variables, adding detail, code examples, and, in some cases, better explanations of error conditions or edge cases. There were updates to: