Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Bodington Templates

At the moment Bodington has it's own template language that are compiled into servlets (very similar to JSPs). When building a Bodington distribution you can choose to precompile templates to check for errors but these compiled templates can also be shipped with Bodington which means Bodington runs slightly quicker and the user doesn't need a JDK (just a JRE). The downside is that the compiled templates increase the size of the distribution by about 25% (7MB to 9MB). Is it worth distributing the compiled templates?