[Catalyst] Forms generation

Daniel McBrearty danielmcbrearty at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 12:54:42 GMT 2007

i took a look at the Reaction repo yesterday. I see the docs and
examples have come a long way. When you first showed me I was quite
new to cat and it was young, so I was just baffled. I'm looking
forward to having time to play with it again.

On 6/15/07, Matt S Trout <dbix-class at trout.me.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 14, 2007 at 08:03:53PM -0700, mreece at vinq.com wrote:
> > i'll probably realize that as soon as i try to swap DFV for RHTMF or
> > other, and wish i had abstracted or adopted a general API, but until then
> > i'm happy enough with models returning DFV validation closures, et al..
> >
> > but only if that also supports my goal of not having the authoritative
> > list of fields to be rendered defined in a .pm or .yml file, but in the
> > .html template where it belongs imho.
> I'm not sure it always does.
> In fact, I don't think it always belongs anywhere :)
> Sometimes you'll want to select the fields in the view (not necessarily the
> template itself, but at least in something that belongs to the view, not
> anything else).
> But equally, sometimes you'll want to be able to say "just render all
> applicable fields" - for e.g. for uniform CRUD type stuff, so when the model
> changes you don't have to run round updating all the templates.
> Getting DRY and clean factoring for this stuff can be ... interesting.
> I think the Reaction model is a damn good stab at this with the new
> widget-oriented view layer I've checked in recently; I'll try and post some
> examples to the list soon so people can see what I'm gibbering about.
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