[Catalyst] Best "form" library?

Devin Austin devin.austin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 16:15:02 GMT 2011

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Roger Horne <roger at hrothgar.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sunday 06 March 2011 20:52:04 Devin Austin wrote:
> > FormFu is pretty awful in my opinion.  Rose::HTML stuff isn't
> > much better.
> As an amateur I would be interested to know why.
> When I started learning about Catalyst about a year ago, the
> Tutorial at
> http://search.cpan.org/~zarquon/Catalyst-Manual-5.8005/lib/Catalyst/Manua=
> only described FormFu and so I used it. For the trivial stuff I
> deal with it works (most of the time) so I have not tried any of
> the others. (If it ain't broke ... :-)
> r.
> --
> Roger Horne
> roger at hrothgar.co.uk
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FormFu doesn't make it easy to do a lot of things.  Things like modifying
the form after it's been created aren't very easy, and there were quite a
few instances I had to add these sort of ludicrous call backs (recommended
in the documentation) to get the functionality I wanted (populate a select
box from the db, etc.)

It's kludgy, and there are just better options out there.

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Devin Austin
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