[Analysis] Templates: The good, the bad, the ugly

Gervase Markham gerv at mozilla.org
Wed Dec 8 23:09:02 UTC 2004

Christopher Hicks wrote:
> Agreed.  My vote would be for Apache::ASP over TT, but TT would 
> obviously have been a contender because of its popularity if not because 
> of its elegance.  :)  Mason and HTML::Template would probably round out 
> the real contenders.

I assume we're not seriously considering changing horses at this stage 
in the race?

>> All I was suggesting here is that it would have been nice to have had 
>> that discussion *before* anything went in.
> Lack of discussion isn't generally a problem in these parts.  TT is sort 
> of an obvious choice on a few levels so the lack of discussion may have 
> just been because folks agreed it was a good choice/direction.  I've 
> made the same "mistake" and I still maintain apps using it so I 
> certainly sympathise.

FWIW, I'm very happy with TT. We could possibly do with some guidelines 
which help us do a better job of keeping more complex code out of them, 
but I think it's a great, flexible, well-designed system which is easy 
to use.


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