[wp-hackers] Easytags template system

Rob r at robm.me.uk
Wed May 10 14:05:29 GMT 2006

Elliotte Harold wrote:
> Rob wrote:
>> You wouldn't have to learn two syntaxes, though. If you preferred to 
>> write in pure PHP then you could, but if you preferred the simpler 
>> syntax then you could choose that. As far as I can see, it's win-win.
> A common misconception. Anyone doing serious work with WordPress would 
> have to learn both because they'd have to be able to read both 
> dialects, even if they only chose to write in one or the other.
> The importance of readability in code is vastly underestimated. A 
> multitude of ways to say the same thing makes writing code marginally 
> easier at the expense of a more than linear increase in the difficulty 
> of reading code.
Why would they have to read both? Like Matt said, this is JUST FOR THE 
ADMIN TEMPLATE EDITOR. It just means that people who are uncomfortable 
with editing PHP and uploading files (the same people the editor was 
created for) will have an even easier job of modifying and indeed 
understanding their themes' code.

Rob Miller
http://robm.me.uk/ | http://kantian.co.uk/

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