[plt-scheme] Templates in the PLT Web Server

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Thu Nov 20 11:57:41 EST 2008

Agreed, but that's just how templating works.  For years I resisted
adding templating precisely for these reasons, and never got around to
designing a proper and scope-respecting "functional" template
mechanism.  Jay did the right thing to say screw it, let's move ahead.
 I'm not the biggest fan of how @-reader syntax plays out here, but
again Jay was smart to peg his choices to it rather than invent a new
syntax.  So, very cool.


On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:46 AM, Noel Welsh <noelwelsh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good to see.  Although we currently don't make use of templates at
> Untyped, no doubt we will have use in the future.  I can see these
> templates being useful for, e.g. blog engines, which require
> customisation by non-experts.  The implementation is interesting.
> It's not what I would expect (breaking lexical scope, display via
> side-effects?) but it'll take more use for me to judge it.
> N.
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 4:33 PM, Jay McCarthy <jay.mccarthy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Almost all Web application frameworks have a templating system to
>> allow the dynamic portion of a site to modify some semi-static content
>> before displaying it. These frameworks are primarily useful because
>> they allow the contributions of non-programmers to be more easily
>> integrated into an application and remove a barrier to using
>> traditional HTML design tools, like Amaya and Dreamweaver.
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