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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by perrin (4270) on 2005.12.12 12:56 (#45103) Journal
    And Template Toolkit or Text::Template couldn't do this because...?
    • I wanted something to which I could feed customer-written templates with no worry of anything bad happening. Text::Template is written in Perl and TT has a much too complicated syntax. I don't want to provide IF or PROCESS or TRY. I just want "this text becomes this other text" with as little chance of real problems as I can muster.
      --
      rjbs
      • I meant to say, "Text::Template templates are written in Perl" and I don't want people running arbitrary Perl on our servers.
        --
        rjbs
      • HTML::Template (sure, it has IF, but so what?), Template::Trivial, CGI::FastTemplate, CGI::okTemplate, HTML::CTemplate, HTML::DynamicTemplate, HTML::KTemplate, Text::BasicTemplate, Text::FastTemplate, Text::QuickTemplate, Text::TagTemplate... there are more, but you get the idea. It may be that none of these was exactly the same as yours, but I bet half a dozen of them were close enough that no one else will be able to tell the difference.

        I don't want to squash people's CPAN dreams, but templating systems