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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [RT] StringTemplate: The answer to our templating needs?
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2004 17:49:20 GMT
Carsten Ziegeler wrote:

> Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>>XPath is a must-have when you deal with XML documents while 
>>Jexl is mostly useless in that case but is straightforward 
>>when you deal with JavaBeans. I also agree that understanding 
>>the difference between "${}" and 
>>"#{$continuation/id}" is less than evident.
>>So what about a unified syntax for expansion tokens, within 
>>which different languages could be used. Example:
>>- ${} // Jexl, default syntax
>>- ${xpath:$continuation/id} // xpath
>>- ${im:defaults:skin} // input-module
>>- ${ognl:$} // OGNL [1]
> Hmm, one of the things I really don't like with JXTG is that you
> have to different expression languages. You never know which to
> use and some things work only with one specific language.
> And for me this comes near to FS :)

Amen. I wouldn't even go for plugins. Let's chose one syntax and just 
use that.


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