[ic] Decision tree for using Embedded PERL versus ITL
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Fri Jul 10 22:38:10 UTC 2009
On Wed, 2009-07-08 at 12:55 -0400, Mike Heins wrote:
> 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
> Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting http://www.perusion.com/
> phone +1.765.328.4479 <mike at perusion.com>
> Software axiom: Lack of speed kills.
I agree, for me, I use mostly ITL. I also like to keep the "catalog"
totally separate from the core as well. Any custom tags I keep in a
separate folder so I can easily upgrade the IC core.
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