I finally got around to converting a simple web site to Template Toolkit. Wow, I should have done it long ago. Makefiles + ttree make managing a multi-page static site a breeze. I haven't yet used it to maintain a more complicated site with Perl cgi scripts and such, but that will be my next test of the tool. My only (minor) criticism of the TT is that it has a *lot* of configuration and processing options. The good thing is that I don't have to use them all. I've been reading a lot about template systems and the theory behind the java-based StringTemplate system. The author of StringTemplate makes a good case for not getting too wrapped up in overly complicated templates which would be easy to do with TT. Overall I give TT a thumbs up.
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