[pmwiki-users] About {$:var} text-variables

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Sep 5 20:26:49 CDT 2006

On Wed, Sep 06, 2006 at 09:21:52AM +1000, Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> I *really* like the idea that the {$:var} stuff uses 
>         Name: Patrick
>         Version: 39
>         State: Texas
> And also definition lists:
>         :Name: Patrick
>         :Version: 39
>         :State: Texas
> I like it because it's the way that one would naturally already put the
> data, it doesn't need extra markup, which means that a lot of my
> existing pages are already in the form that's needed for this.
> And I do prefer the {$:var} markup.

So do I.  The more I think about it, the more I *really* like it.

> Any idea when this would be available, PM?  (waits with bated breath)

Another day or two, probably.  I'm wanting to see how well it works
with PITS, the Cookbook, and the new pagelist code before committing 
to a specific implementation.


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