[TYPO3-50-general] Beer3, really a good solution?

Karsten Dambekalns karsten at typo3.org
Wed Oct 22 12:12:17 CEST 2008


Falk Kühnel wrote:
> May i ask a blunt question: Why not use php templates?
> They are more flexible and wether you write {$user.email} or 
> <?=$user->getEmail()?> doesnt change much.

Well, short open tag should be disabled, as recommended by the PHP devs.

> Are there other reasons i cannot currently see, that make a template 
> engine more useful than using php directly?

Erm, security. And, did I mention security? Security is also an issue.

Honestly, we want (ideally) to have designers tweak or even write 
templates, so I would really put the template into a sandbox as far as 

Plus a ton of other reasons. I mean, what was the reason for template 
engines being invented in the first place?


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