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Is There A Reason Why Symfony 2 Uses Twig, But Not Smarty?


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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

Just curious. Smarty has easier syntax and is actually slightly faster than Twig in many circumstances, are there any other significant advantages Twig provides but Smarty aint? Or is this just a matter of choice made by Symfony developers?

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

Twig was written by the same guy as Symfony. Where does your evidence come from that Smarty is faster though?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

Here's one:
http://umumble.com/blogs/php/249/

But anyway, its not a really big deal. I was just wondering if there was a particular reason to use Twig instead of Smarty, you have answered my question. Guess it makes sense if the developer for Symfony and Twig is the same guy.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

One of the nice things with how Twig integrates with Symfony is that it makes it really easy to do edge side includes (ESI). If you can leverage that for performance, getting stuff cached before your server will obviously blow away any benchmark.
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