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Lightning talk about the new Python-based template language called Spitfire. Given at the Plone Conference 2007 in Naples, Italy by Alexander Limi — http://limi.net

Lightning talk about the new Python-based template language called Spitfire. Given at the Plone Conference 2007 in Naples, Italy by Alexander Limi — http://limi.net

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    Spitfire: Template Lightning Talk Spitfire: Template Lightning Talk Presentation Transcript

    • All Template Languages Suck Suck Suck
    • aka
    • Why another template language?
    • Because we can™
    • (Who’s “we”?)
    • Mike / YouTube
    • (f**king genius)
    • Yours truly
    • (markup obsessive)
    • Also, because
    • All Template Languages Suck Suck Suck
    • Why do they suck?
    • Let me count the ways…
    • Either they look like this
    • UGLY <p class=”<?php someClass() ?>”> <?php callSomeFunction() ?> </p>
    • Or they perform like this
    •  
    • We can do better
    • We want
    • NICE <p tal:content=”context/something”> Text goes here </p>
    • and
    •  
    • What are your current options?
      • TAL
      • Genshi
      • Myghty/Mako
      • Cheetah
      • Your own
    • Let’s do a simple benchmark
    • Standardized test bigtable.py http ://genshi.edgewall.org/wiki/GenshiPerformance · obviously synthetic · 10×1000 table render · measures pure throughput · measures pure throughput · measures pure throughput · measures pure throughput · measures pure throughput · measures pure throughput · measures pure throughput · measures pure throughput
    • Rendering times
    •  
    •  
    • 100% Python goodness
    • Current version: Compiler: ~2000 LoC Runtime: 150 LoC Runtime: 150 LoC Runtime: 150 LoC Runtime: 150 LoC
    • Compiles templates to bytecode
    • Pluggable syntax
    • Both XML and text modes
    • Rendering times
    • Rendering times
    • Rendering times