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What are the advantages/disadvantages for choosing between
Catalyst::Controller::FormBuilder and Catalyst::Controller::HTML:FormFu?

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  • Zbigniew Lukasiak at Jun 10, 2009 at 7:53 am

    On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Kiffin Gishwrote:
    What are the advantages/disadvantages for choosing between
    Catalyst::Controller::FormBuilder and Catalyst::Controller::HTML:FormFu?
    Those two are not the only options. Have a look at:
    http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl5/index.cgi?form_processing

    In my opinion the Catalyst controllers don't server any purpose other
    than documenting how to configure a form processor for Catalyst. This
    should not require a separate module - as this additional layer only
    adds friction (problems like exposing not exactly full API of the
    original processor, lagging after new releases of the processor and
    Catalyst etc.) - but I agree that this kind of configuration should be
    put somewhere and should be accompanied by tests.
  • Carl Franks at Jun 10, 2009 at 7:57 am

    2009/6/10 Kiffin Gish <kiffin.gish@planet.nl>:
    What are the advantages/disadvantages for choosing between
    Catalyst::Controller::FormBuilder and Catalyst::Controller::HTML:FormFu?
    CGI::FormBuilder, HTML::FormFu and the myriad other form modules each
    approach the problem in rather different ways, so with a quick browse
    of the docs, you should be able to get an idea of which approach
    meshes closest to your way of thinking / working.

    Carl
  • Francesc Romà i Frigolé at Jun 10, 2009 at 9:36 am

    On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:00 AM, Kiffin Gish wrote:

    What are the advantages/disadvantages for choosing between
    Catalyst::Controller::FormBuilder and Catalyst::Controller::HTML:FormFu?


    FormBuilder is popular because is an older and stable project. It doesn't
    seem very active anymore though.

    FormFu is popular among the Catalyst community because it is has a more
    modern design and an active community. It's API might not be as stable
    though. Since it has a more modular design it seems easier to extend and
    people are implementing extra layers of lazyness (abstraction) on top of it.
    For example the ability to automagically get/set values from a DBIx::Class
    Catalyst model.


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    Gouda, The Netherlands
    Francesc
    Barcelona, The Catalan Countries
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  • Dermot at Jun 10, 2009 at 11:49 am
    2009/6/10 Francesc Rom? i Frigol? <francesc.roma+catalyst@gmail.com>:
    HTML:FormFu?
    FormBuilder is popular because is an older and stable project. It doesn't
    seem very active anymore though.
    It's my understanding that the developer of FormBuilder does not work
    with Perl any more. FormBuilder is no longer maintained and the
    mailing list was dead when I tried a year ago.
    Dp.

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