[Melbourne-pm] a perl html template processor I wrote

Daniel Pittman daniel at rimspace.net
Tue Apr 29 19:57:07 PDT 2008

"Alfie John" <alfiejohn at gmail.com> writes:
> On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 10:14 PM, Sam Watkins <swatkins at fastmail.fm> wrote:
>>  I wrote an html template processor for a CGI/perl job,
>>  I think it's quite a nice system, the syntax and design is simpler than
>>  other template programs I've seen.
>>  Is this interesting to anyone who does web development?
> Some say that a HTML templating system is a Perl rite of passage.

Everyone writes one is some language or other, I think, just like
everyone eventually reinvents sed, a memory allocator, garbage
collection, a "real" macro pre-processor and their very own OS or GUI
widget library.

> Depending on what your needs are, you might want to try the simple
> (and lite) HTML::Template, or even a more complex but complete
> HTML::Mason:

I would turn to Template::Toolkit, which generally strikes a good
balance between a complete template language and the original language.

Oh, and ships with bindings to databases.  Just sayin'.


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