[development] why not just phptemplate in core?

Neil Drumm drumm at delocalizedham.com
Mon Jan 2 06:59:01 UTC 2006

Tobias Maier wrote:
> I think it may confuse people that we ship a theme where the code is not 
> similar compared with all other core themes.

Plain PHP themes are useful. Correct me if I am wrong, but I do not see 
a way for a PHP template theme to control what features it offers or 
which block regions are present. As far as I know the only way to 
control these is in a plain PHP theme.

Standardizing on one templating system is okay, and I think PHP template 
is an excellent choice. But I am not sure that it is ready and I do not 
want to leave the extra layer of API in place if we do standardize on 
one templating system.

I do think plain PHP themes are here to stay, so lets keep a 
well-maintained example in core.

Neil Drumm

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