On 9 November 2010 06:20, Paul M Foster <pa...@quillandmouse.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 02:41:12PM -0700, Hansen, Mike 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?
> Here's why I don't use a templating engine.
> First, You're taking an embedded language and writing a templating
> engine in it. Seriously?
> Second, you're painting a single page, maybe 10-15K worth of
> information, and you're dragging 100K of code around just to paint a
> single page. Seriously?
> Third, you're creating a page on the fly, thrashing the server's CPU in
> order to generate a page which could be built statically, or at least
> with minimally embedded PHP. Seriously?

You assume that the OP will either make static pages (yet posts on the
PHP mailing list) or makes pages that aren't very dynamic in any
sense. Seriously?

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