[Grok-dev] How are viewlets better than macros?
sebastian at urbantalk.se
Thu May 8 02:53:39 EDT 2008
7 maj 2008 kl. 13.31 skrev Lennart Regebro:
> On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 5:54 PM, Sebastian Ware
> <sebastian at urbantalk.se> wrote:
>> On the Grok site viewlets are explained to have "...basically the
>> purpose as a macro, but is more clean, powerful and flexible." Only
>> the text
>> fails to explain how. The example shown doesn't show much of this
>> power or
>> flexibility as far as I can tell. Where is the real benefit? What
>> am I
> Macros rely on global variables, but there is no way to see which
> variables they rely on, except reading the code very carefully. Macros
> are language dependent. Macros are difficult to override if you have
> more than one macro in a template.
> In short: Macros are evil. Do not use.
gork.Viewlets are useless (for me who doesn't understand how they
work) due to the current state of their documentation, so this puts us
in a situation where I get to choose between useless and evil... I
will have to dance with the devil for a little longer ;)
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