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Thursday July 21, 2005
10:10 AM

Oh the irony

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If Sam were dead, I think he'd be rolling in his grave.

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  • That is exactly what HTML::Template was designed NOT to do.
  • Well, I did personally create the abortion know as HTML::Template::Expr, but this is really beyond the pale. I love how the example is presented in a HERE doc! Hey, why put it in a separate file at all!

    -sam

  • This is like those little wooden Russian dolls ... a doll within a doll within a doll ...
    • That comment made me realize that one could call HTML::Template from the embedded Perl code. That'd be brilliant!
      • Perhaps we've stumbled onto some whole new paradigm for web programming-- the recursive script :-)
      • It's the same old pattern in a different light. Ingy had a hack to interpret dynamically generated Perl code from within cpr.

        Yep -- using C to generate Perl within an interpreted C script that's run by Inline.pm, within a Perl interpreter. I'm just waiting for Pugs / Ponie to support this most egregious of hacks. ;-)