[TYPO3-50-general] different methods in template-engines

Bastian Waidelich bastian at typo3.org
Sun Dec 21 13:02:37 CET 2008

Irene Höppner wrote:

Hello Irene,

> I just realized that you have to use different methods to assign the 
> model to a view in Smarty and in Fluid.
> Smarty: $this->view->assign('posts', $posts);
> Fluid: $this->view->addVariable('posts', $posts);

You're right, I thought about that one too.
Maybe we should use a magic setter here, so you could write

$this->view['posts'] = $posts;

but this might raise a problem, because:
1. magic methods are slow
2. you mix up properties and data of the view

I've seen other MVC frameworks use a collection "ViewData" for this:

$this->viewData['posts'] = $posts;

Or we could just define a unique convention for the method name. I don't 
  really like "addVariable" here, cause it's basically not a variable 
that gets added but a value that is set.. Maybe some native English 
speaker can comment on this..

> Merry Christmas to all of you!

Merry Christmas to you too!


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