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Re: The hidden charm of Template::Toolkit (and templates generally)
in thread The hidden charm of Template::Toolkit (and templates generally)
It is not too hard to explain the meaning of sigils in perl. It is not too hard to explain what brackets and curlies mean. The sigils give a clue of what each token is, and it is a feature of perl we all love. Why not propagate that appreciation to non-perl coders?
Anyways, if "the html whackers" don't grok that, they shouldn't probably touch embedded code at all - be it perl or some other language.
I agree, "code monkeys" should never even touch HTML 'cause if they can't grok the finner points of HTML, they're probably breaking stuff. Yes, I know devs who are far more brilliant than us, but they don't know HTML, yet need a way to interact w/ others when the need calls for it.
Language dependency does hold. I hope you aren't writing arithmetic formulas in English. Hell, any formula would make my eyes bleed. :)
Update: Dear God shoot me for my inability to use English so early in the morn. Added a comma here, spelled dependency right there.... righting? oi!