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

Christopher Hicks chicks at chicks.net
Thu Dec 9 00:27:18 UTC 2004

On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Jake wrote:
>> Speed. While I haven't run any benchmarks, I've gotta believe that the
>> introduction of another processing engine (eg, Template Toolkit) had a
>> negative impact on our speed.

TT performs ok if you don't have a ton of directives and if there aren't a 
lot of callbacks from TT into Perl.  Otherwise it does as well as could be 
reasonably expected.

> If you count this, then you need to add "increased developer 
> productivity" to the "what went right" section.


> Has the speed decrease, if any, been significant enough to cause 
> long-term problems for any sites?



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