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.
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
®. 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.