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From Perrin Harkins <phark...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: choose a template
Date Thu, 18 Jun 2009 03:50:07 GMT
On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 11:37 PM, <practicalperl@gmail.com> wrote:
> Here, aren't shopcart.nitems and shopcart.contents method calling of
> an object like?

Yes.  If you don't like passing objects, you could just pass the list
of items as an array of hashes.  One nice thing about TT here is that
the syntax is the same.

> So I was thinking designers will be confused on them.

Whether you pass data or objects, you'll have to tell your designers
what they have to work with.  This usually means writing some simple
documentation telling them what's available on the page.

I used to never pass objects, thinking it would lead to poor coding
practices in the templates.  Sometimes it does, but it's very
convenient.  My experience has been that anyone who can write HTML has
no trouble with the concept of a shopping cart object that has a list
of properties they can access.

- Perrin

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