[Catalog-sig] Tal to Django/Jinja transition

Fred Drake fdrake at acm.org
Thu Jun 30 16:59:45 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 2:57 PM, anatoly techtonik <techtonik at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here comes the second question. Considering that I have an idea how to
> do this in Django and:
> 1. more users are familiar with Django templates than with TAL
> 2. people are unlikely to learn another language for PyPI
> 3. Django templates are used in AppEngine port
> 4. Django templates seems way more simple and no less powerful

Some may consider me biased with respect to ZPT, but I think I can be

Having recently looked at Django templating language (via Jinja2), I found
the language to be more confusing.  I'm not generally a fan of template
languages (though I concede that they're useful, and use ZPT regularly),
the set of assumptions that seem present in the Django language revives my
wariness and mistrust of templating.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at acm.org>
"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities."
   --Frank Lloyd Wright

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