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Is it possible to cache a variable assignment and/or an element query with TWIG in Craft 3? With Yii2 this is possible, but is there a wrapper to TWIG?

2 use cases:

{% set entries = craft.entries.someThingVerySlowHere() %}
{% set myObject = customVerySlowTwigFunction(...) %}

Why would I want to do that? Let's assume I have 2 blocks in my page, both make use of the variables assigned above, then I can not cache this within the block itself (where the {% cache %} tag belongs, unless I assign/query twice.

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The request makes sense, but I thought that Craft did some magic to make sure that a duplicate query/variable-assignment wasn't an issue by re-using the query internally. I have no idea why I think that though.

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  • but this would only work on queries, not function calls... – Matthias Redl-Mann Aug 15 '17 at 12:20
  • of course functions could cache itself... but it's nice to see it in the template – Matthias Redl-Mann Aug 15 '17 at 12:24

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