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The largest problem with Template::Alloy is directly related to this node - Alloy has more features than Template::Toolkit. This means that in all cases that I have experienced, the imported Template::Toolkit template will work on Template::Alloy. However, because of items like AUTO_FILTER, not necessarily every template in Template::Alloy that uses Alloy only features will work in Template::Toolkit. This is an important item to discuss with your team before moving to Alloy - if you need to maintain cross compatibility, you can still use Alloy but you have to make sure your team only uses the TT2 features. Again - all TT2 templates should work on Alloy (that was one of its design goals).

There is a larger description of what was added here http://search.cpan.org/~rhandom/Template-Alloy-1.020/lib/Template/Alloy/TT.pm.

As much as possible, I always tried to submit patch features to Template::Toolkit to have them implemented. One such feature that actualy made it in was the ~ PRE/POST CHOMP addition (there used to only be =-+). Other features were not accepted because they added to the size of the grammar, and also because the features were decided to be postponed until the release of TT3. As much as possible, I had tried to keep the syntax of Alloy compatible with the planned features of TT3 - but some items were not fully specced in TT3.

If there are items that aren't compatible they are noted in the Template::Alloy:TT pod. The few small language quirks (very minimal parsing edge case discrepancies) are also listed.

Six years and many many billions of page requests served, we are still happy with Alloy. One of the interesting design goals that Alloy helped us solve was that when I first joined my current company - it had templates written in HTML::Template, HTML::Template::Expr, Text::Tmpl, and I wanted to start standarding on Template::Toolkit syntax. After I developed Alloy, for awhile we actually had our headers/footers written in HTML::Template::Expr, and our new content bodies written in TT2 - but all served under the same Template::Alloy engine.

my @a=qw(random brilliant braindead); print $a[rand(@a)];

In reply to Re^3: How to test all TT2 tags are escaped. by Rhandom
in thread How to test all TT2 tags are escaped. by chrestomanci

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