Smarty Templates… Get That Shit Out of My House « Page 1 « A Collection of Thoughts

Smarty Templates… Get That Shit Out of My House « Page 1 « A Collection of Thoughts.

If the title wasn’t strong enough for you, allow me to rephrase.  Anyone that thinks Smarty is a good idea to implement should be shot in the face (or at least immediately removed from all developer responsibilities) because I’m tired of it junking up the tubes…

First of all there is absolutely NO reason anyone should use Smarty.  The “Why Use It” page at Smarty says, “One of Smartys primary design goals is to facilitate the separation of application code from presentation.”  That’s complete bullshit… there is no separation of application code from presentation with Smarty. In fact, in every implementation I’ve seen there is more logic mixed in with the templates than any other method…  Including one template in a loop inside of another template is complete fail right off the bat and that’s the entire premise of Smarty.

I concur 100% – read more

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