[kforge-dev] random q re python templating systems

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Mon Sep 19 16:04:02 UTC 2005

hey john, thanks,
On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 04:31:44PM +0100, John Bywater wrote:
> http://www.clearsilver.net/
> It's language neutral, and so quite standalone. 

luvaduck, it's fugly, though. it looks like it's trying to be both
XSLT and php. One thing i did like about cheetah was its syntax
simplicity, like Template Toolkit's, how composable it is for
non-hackers, even up to the 'do a bit of php' level.

#for $o in $objects
#end for

rather than, say,

<?cs each:o = objects ?>
    <?cs var:o ?>
<?cs /each>

This looks too easy for sitebuilders to break.
So language neutral becomes less of an advantage if less composable.
frown... perhaps i'll just have to find the time to try and patch
cheetah/stop rdfobj from breaking it, but that is not going to be fun.



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