[Owncloud] Re: Templating engine or not?

Frank Karlitschek karlitschek at kde.org
Tue Nov 9 10:54:02 UTC 2010


I´m personally not a big fan of templating engines in PHP for stuff beside
static webpages like corporate websites.

Sometimes they are not powerful enough and limit the functionality of the frontend.
Or they are powerful and are something like a programming language inside a programming language.
Which is a bit stupid in my opinion because PHP was developed to be exactly that. :-)

And webdesigners also have problems to contribute because they have to learn the complex template language.

So I´m personally not a big fan of this idea but if the majority wants to do this please go forward.


On 09.11.2010, at 11:36, info at s8inac.org wrote:

> Hey,
> yesterday we had a discussion on irc about templating engine or not.
> We all agreed we have to seperate views.
> But how was the question.
> Lets start with pro for templating:
> - easier way to seperate application logic and views (think about MVC)
> - webdesigners could contribute this project
> - ...
> and contra:
> - dependency on 3rd party software
> - isn't php a template system?
> - ...
> We would prefer PHPTAL as a templating engine beacause i have  
> experience with it.
> What do you think?
> kinds regards
> - Simon

Frank Karlitschek
karlitschek at kde.org

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