template engine [ was: Re: Implementing tables - advice wanted ]

Marc van Woerkom <>
Thu Jun 15 22:05:30 CEST 2006


Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) wrote:
> I see no reason why a template engine should offer any other than
> full access to all Erlang functions, not some ad-hock subset.
>   
My impression was that the folks who choose the restrictive template engines
wanted to confine the web designer people, folks who typically are more
designers than programmers. A too oppressive attempt in my view.

The HTML like syntax of an engine like PHP's smarty might be
either some kind of attempt to make designer feel more comfortable,
or perhaps it is really the case, that the tools that web designers
prefer (heck I forgot what our people used, it was neither vi or
emacs, it was some graphical editor..) can cope easier with
the templates, if they are compatible with HTML/XML syntax.

Regards,
Marc





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