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Entries published on June 5, 2006

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Templating languages redux

So, I thought I’d explained why templating languages are pretty useful things. Markup is, after all, just about the fastest and simplest way to, well, mark up content for presentation and, when coupled with a small amount of logic, is by far the best way to present the output of a dynamic database-driven web application. I kind of hoped that I wouldn’t have to write more on the topic, because there are so many more interesting things to which I can devote my time.

Sadly, I was mistaken. Enter one Colin Alston. Colin’s idea of a reasoned discussion of the merits of presentational logic in templating languages is to say things like this:

What worries me is that Guido seems to actually approve of this. Most other true Python programmers I know certainly don’t want anything to do with it. I do approve of Python gaining popularity in …

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