[ic] Decision tree for using Embedded PERL versus ITL

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Wed Jul 8 16:55:33 UTC 2009

Quoting Marty Tennison (marty at dripdepot.com):
> OK all you interchange gurus out there, riddle me this...
> What criteria do you use to determine whether or not to use embedded 
> PERL or ITL?
> As an extreme example: If an interchange Guru (pick one from the list) 
> was to create their "Perfect" catalog that only they would maintain and 
> hack on, would they use embedded PERL only?  ITL only? or a mixture of 
> both.  And why? Just curious. :)

There is a third choice, which is [mvasp]. 8-) And a fourth, which is 
ITL with custom UserTag setups.

My choice is obvious -- mixture of all. ITL is easy to read and deal
with for very simple things.  Its biggest problem is a lack of syntax
checking, which we should probably deal with.

Embedded Perl is more useful for doing complex things.

Mike Heins
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