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Mark Dickenson

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7 reasons to use template lite
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Faster than Smarty® when compiling templates
Faster than Smarty® when displaying templates
Uses less memory compared to Smarty®
Supports most of the Smarty® features
A drop in replacement for Smarty®
New features added with each release
Actively developed project
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Template lite was originally created by Paul Lockaby as a smaller replacement for Smarty®. The original package was called Smarty Light. Even though Smarty® is an Open Source project the creators of Smarty® decided to trademark the name Smarty®. Because of this trademarking of the name they contacted Paul Lockaby and told him he could nolonger use Smarty® in the name for the package.

Paul Lockaby gave me permission to fork the project if I wanted as he was closing down support and developement for Smarty Light. The initial release of Template Lite contained a few minor bug fixes and some extra features. For the most part Template Lite is a drop in replacement for Smarty®. The nice thing about this package is how it uses around half of the memory of Smarty® and it is considerably FASTER and far less CPU intensive when compiling and displaying templates.
copyright 2006-2007 Mark Dickenson