[web-devel] Interpolation character in Julius

Max Cantor mxcantor at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 07:45:32 CET 2010

Did you ever make a decision about this?  Will the new hamlet syntax affect this?


On Aug 24, 2010, at 2:12 AM, Michael Snoyman wrote:

> Hamlet, Cassius and (currently) Julius all use a consistent set of characters for interpolation. The dollar sign ($) is for plain scalars, the at sign (@) is for URLs and the caret (^) is for embedding other templates (mixins in the case of Cassius). I like this consistency.
> Unfortunately, in the case of Julius, the dollar sign is a suboptimal character to use since jQuery uses is so extensively. Currently, to write some simple jQuery Javascript such as:
> $("h1").hide()
> you have to use a double dollar sign to achieve escaping, namely:
> $$("h1").hide()
> So the questions to the list are:
> * Is it worth trading consistency for a better choice of interpolation character?
> * If so, what would be a more optimal interpolation character? I think percent sign (%) might be acceptable.
> Interpolation is not as important in Julius as it is in Hamlet, so I'm beginning to lean towards replacing the character.
> Michael
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