I am not a very experienced perl programmer and I do not have access to the
server or fancy modperl. Thus, I needed something that I could drop in and
TT kept giving me errors when I tried that. HTML::Template was the only one
that worked for me.
I found the dot plugin on CPAN and began using it as I need hash support
currently not offered in the regular distribution. The package description
said that no attempt to benchmark has been done. My question is how much
slower is this plugin over the regular distribution (even anecdotal evidence
Prior to HT, I generally used the qq~ ~; in subroutines and I would call the
subroutine if I wanted to use that particular html code section. After
switching to HT, my primitive benchmarking system showed a 0.07s increase in
execution time from ~0.15 to ~0.22.
I really like the system and my code is a lot cleaner now. I tried the file
cache system but I saw no reduction in execution time (does this help w/
server load instead?). The temp files are being generated so it must be
I apologize for my newbie questions ahead of time. Any advice/help is much