[roch-pm] Perl.com Newsletter: Choosing a Templating System (fwd)

Brian Mathis bmathis at directedge.com
Thu Aug 23 15:04:04 CDT 2001

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thing to read.


While we're on the subject of free tutorial-type things on the web,
Tim Maher has been similarly gracious with his "Minimal Perl for
the Impatient". This set of slides teaches a tiny subset of Perl
which is still extremely useful. As Larry has often said, it's
officially OK to program in a subset of Perl, and this is a good
subset to start with:


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Bryan Warnock, however, is here as usual, bringing us the latest
from perl6-internals and perl6-language.


This week's feature article is one I'm very pleased to bring you,
and one I encourage everyone to read. We've all, at some point in
our web development lives, written some kind of templating system.
Then we've found out about the myriad of systems available on
CPAN: HTML::Template, HTML::Mason, embperl, and so on. At the
Perl Conference, Perrin Harkins gave us a grand tour of the different
modules out there and how they compare. He's written his thoughts
and findings down into an article which should help you choose the
best templating system for your needs.



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Choosing a Templating System
Perrin Harkins takes us on a grand tour of the most popular text
and HTML templating systems.



This Week on Perl 6 (12 - 18 August 2001)
Modules, work on the internals, language discussion and more...



Tired of seeing your web server logs fill up with Code Red error
messages? Reuven M. Lerner shows us how to write an Apache module
to notify system administrators about Code Red 2 attacks.



Yet Another Perl Conference Europe 2001
A review of this year's YAPC::Europe in Amsterdam.



This Week on p5p 2001/08/15
POD specification, Unicode work, threading and more!



Quantum::Superpositions rocked the Perl world, as it provided a
way to get more than one thing done at once. (in constant time.)
Quantum::Entanglement goes yet further, using solid quantum
physics theory to get an infinite number of things done at once.
To tell you more would be to spoil the surprise, but the module's
author, Alex Gough, tells us what it is and how it works...


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