On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 5:29 PM, city crew <city__crew@hotmail.com> wrote:

I like that, I was experimenting with !TMPL_VAR but yours seems more semantically appealing. (I'm practicing my impressive technical speak there...)

Using !TMPL_VAR would allow for "3-pass" or "n-pass" templating.  That
is, change !TMPL_VAR to TMPL_VAR on each pass.  If you then have
!!TMPL_VAR, it survives to the third pass.

I actually do this (albeit with a different templating system), though I can
recall only a couple of times I ever needed !!.