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That people produce HTML with string templates is telling us somethingHN comment with my thoughts (HN comment)

Chris Siebenmann has written an interesting response to my article “Producing HTML using string templates has always been the wrong solution”. While I don't necessarily agree with his views, I think it's an interesting response and worth reading. I've also written up my thoughts on the article as an HN comment. (Read more...)

Pushup, a framework for mildly dynamic websitesComment by author (HN comment)Author's website

This is an interesting web framework in Go emphasising PHP-esque page-oriented development. The author cites my article The Demise of the Mildly Dynamic Website as inspiration.

Inform 7 is now open source (HN comment)

I have quite a bit of respect for the fact that this is a successful, real-world program developed using Literate Programming. It's a style of programming which has interested me before, but like many other people, I've found it hard to do in practice, and tools to be lacking.

As an aside, the interactive fiction community is from a technological perspective a fascinating microcosm, including from a CS perspective. You have not just one toolchain, but an entire ecosystem of competing virtual machine specifications (Z-Machine, Glulx, TADS, Hugo), compilers, and source languages, all intending to deliver architecture-independence and the ability to preserve IF for the ages, yet apart from all general-purpose technologies typically used for the task. (Read more...)