Now, obviously templating systems and frameworks have their place, but I've always enjoyed the flexibility provided by the CGI.pm API. I'll often set HTML element classes according to data values, and likewise set content-releated elements according to the nature of the data. The trouble with templates is... they are templates. If content is highly conditional on the data, then I'm not sure how a template system would be better suited than the API provided by CGI.pm.
So can any of my fellow Perl programmers give some advice to those of us that see no deficiencies in CGI.pm? Are we just being old fogies unwilling to embrace the new and better, or are we wisely wary of the "it's better because it's new" bandwagon?
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