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From "Jason Briggs" <>
Subject Re: another velocity article
Date Tue, 08 Jun 2004 05:38:22 GMT
Thanks Will.

At the time I did my own migration to Velocity, I -did- look at Velocity Tools, but for various
reasons decided to write my own integration code.  Mainly for reasons previously stated, but
there were other issues I noted at the time but have now forgotten... I need to document more!

I have to say I disagree with Tim's assessment of "don't do things this way".  From a Purest
point-of-view it might be wrong, but personal experience suggests the Purest approach often
doesn't work in the Enterprise -- I'm not trying to teach a grandmother to suck eggs or anything,
but one size does not fit all.  ;-)  I should think the important thing is getting people
using Velocity (i.e. migrating away from JSPs), and pointing out that it's a hell of lot easier
to hack around with it if necessary.

That said, I should have noted in the article that VelocityTools provided a lot of the code
I wrote from scratch.  I blame an early onset of senility due to lack of sleep brought on
by a one-year-old in the house.

Kind regards


--------- Original Message ---------

DATE: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 21:50:46 
From: "Will Glass-Husain" <>
To: "Velocity Users List" <>,<>

>Hi Jason,
>I can't remember if I replied back then to Tim's email, but #stop is
>definitely still broken.  However, if you're adventurous there's a patch out
>to fix it.
>If you're not familiar with it, do check out the velocity-tools subproject,
>though which has a number of useful tools to do things like format dates and

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