The Dynamic Duo of PEAR::DB and Smarty
Subject:   Um...
Date:   2003-04-23 20:04:59
From:   jcpm
Response to: Um...

But in other systems the 'huge' template related classes are also interpreted. I mean, a PHPLIB based template still needs to parse and execute the main Template class every time it needs to parse and output a template file.

If Smarty can compile the template file into an actual PHP script, wouldn't you agree that it basically skips one step of the normal process of the 'parse/set variables/output parsed template' chain of events ?

Joao Prado Maia