i would point someone in the direction of XHP too if they really wanted to

On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 2:10 PM, Peter Lind <peter.e.l...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8 November 2010 22:59, Michael Shadle <mike...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 1:41 PM, Hansen, Mike <mike.han...@atmel.com> wrote:
>>> I really like the idea of using a templating engine. Which one do you use? 
>>> Why? For those that don't use templating engines, why don't you use them?
>> smarty is everyone's favorite usually but i find it a bit annoying.
>> not to mention php itself is already a templating language... the only
>> benefit is trying to separate content and presentation.
>> however, for that to happen people create DSLs for templating that all
>> have their own little syntaxes and glitches and annoyances.
> PHPTal is an alternative to smarty: http://phptal.org/ - it's got a
> nice syntax, I find.
> However, whether one should bother with a templating system like
> smarty or phptal very much depends upon how intricate your front-end
> system needs to be and what it needs to do. For smaller projects.
> smarty or phptal will get in the way and will likely get very
> annoying. For bigger projects they can be of great use.
> Regards
> Peter
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