[Web-SIG] Re: Just lost another one to Rails
mike_mp at zzzcomputing.com
Fri Apr 15 20:45:16 CEST 2005
> > Paul Boddie wrote:
>> ...I firmly believe in "unbundling" templating languages from
> But doesn't that just make more work for the poor sods who are trying to
> build things? After all, they have to rebundle them, don't they?
theres a tradeoff of initial setup vs. user choice in how they generate
their output. pushing one specific template approach favors it over all
the others, and a lot of good ideas in all the rejected ones get blown
away. the python community, being a brainy bunch, has a particularly wide
variety of html generation approaches...I think this diversity should not
i would compare to Java Server Pages, which are klunky and hard to use,
and how every java-based site is built with crappy looking and hard to
debug JSP templates, since "thats what you use", despite the existence of
other java-based approaches which are pretty much ignored.
ROR is a really new thing. Id be curious to see how popular it is a year
from now, and if it even manages to work its way onto a real large scale,
high-traffic site (and stays there). since ROR is designed for instant
gratification and not really at all for scalable architecture (a field
where flexible options are crucial), i have a feeling people will be
seeking new replacements at that point.
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