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Re: When to use templates?

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Nov 19, 2004 at 15:26 UTC ( #409015=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to When to use templates?

Let's get one thing out of the way first - the single largest speed boost for Perl web applications is mod_perl. Everything else is second.

My rules of thumb for using templates are:

  • If I intend on making more than two changes to any part of the system in the next year, I will want templates.
  • If I ever want to output the same page in more than one format, I will use templates.
  • If I ever want to support more than one language, I will use templates.
  • If I ever want to have someone else working on the same project, I will use templates.
  • If I'm going to use any JavaScript, I will use templates.

In other words, I will not use templates if:

  • I will never make any changes
  • I will only ever use one format
  • I will only ever use one language
  • I will be the only person to ever work on this
  • I will not use any JavaScript whatsoever

In other words, I have never seen a reason to avoid templates. :-)

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