[Nitro] Nitro and Amrita

George Moschovitis george.moschovitis at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 03:09:13 EDT 2006


This is extremely easy to do in Nitro with a compiler. In fact I will
implement this kind of compiler one of the following days, just for
fun (because personally I think it is useless).

Stay tuned ;-)

-g.

On 4/17/06, TRANS <transfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/16/06, George Moschovitis <george.moschovitis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I wouldn't neccessarily say that b/c Amrita is different from Nitro's
> > > templates. Nitro's templates are more like PHPs, while Amrita
> > > completely separates layout from data.
> >
> > NOT really. Nitro Templates can be used in PHP like mode and/or Amrita
> > style mode. Have a look at this.
> >
> >
> > def action
> >   @user = User.current_user
> >   @name = @user.name
> >   @articles = @user.articles
> >   @something =...
> > end
> >
> > action.xhtml
> >
> > <div if="@user.admin">
> >   <p>#@name</p>
> >   <ul for="a in @articles">
> >      <li>#{a.title}</li>
> >   </ul>
> > </div>
> >
> > This is fully separated layout from data.
>
> Not quite. Code elements are still being directly referenced from
> within the markup, ie. @name and @articles. In Amrita you don't even
> have that.
>
>   <div id="user_admin">
>     <p id="name">name here</p>
>     <ul id="articles">
>        <li id="title">title here</li>
>     </ul>
>   </div>
>
> Then in code:
>
>   if @user.admin
>     data = {
>       :user_admin => {
>         :name => @name
>         :articles => @articles.collect { |a|
>           { :title => a.title }
>         }
>       }
>     }
>   else
>     data = { :user_admin => nil }
>   end
>
> Amrita uses the data structure to determine the layout structure.
>
> T.
>
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