Spring 4.0 will now use the SimpleKeyGenerator class to generate cache keys if no specific KeyGenerator is configured. The DefaultKeyGenerator remains available for applications that do not wish to migrate.
I have stopped sort of including the target object or method name inside the key (as suggested in
SPR-9036). The primary reason for this is that the same key needs to be generated for @Cacheable, @CachePut and @CacheEvict annotated method, which will most likely be on different methods and potentially different beans.
For any method with a single non-null parameter, the result of SimpleKeyGenerator is identical to DefaultKeyGenerator. In other cases it is possible that the SimpleKey type might not be compatible with all Cache implementations. Given the number of times that this bug has been raised I think this restriction is acceptable, however, since this is a potentially breaking change I do not intend to back-port to 3.2.x