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Journal of chaoticset (2105)

Saturday December 18, 2004
05:09 PM

Flashback To Nowhere

[ #22361 ]
I needed a templating solution for this credit card thing, and I didn't want to use HTML::Template (my memory seems to indicate that it had a few dependencies), but I could distinctly remember having good experiences with Text::Template in the past, and it doesn't have any dependencies at all.

So I installed Text::Template locally within my space, only to find out that I never actually used Text::Template at any point in the past. All my memories, well...they weren't about HTML::Template, I know that. I have plenty of memories about HTML::Template, but this was something else. I never got Mason working properly, and I can't remember any other templating solutions that I looked at seriously, so I'm kind of at a loss for what, exactly, my memory has dredged up.

I decided to stick with Text::Template anyway, seeing as how it was already installed. Of course, it's been pretty clear sailing -- I won't go so far as to use the dreaded term intuitive, because nothing is truly intuitive -- but there's nothing difficult about Text::Template.

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  • You might consider giving HTML::Template another look. The overt depencies are minimal (File::Spec being the most unusual thing it uses by default). Other dependencies are triggered by explicit use of features like caching, which cause attempts to require things like IPC::SharedCache. Even Digest::MD5 is optional.