* Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen(a)gmail.com> [Thu, 12 May 2011 11:52:20
Templates are waiting for the kill. They are hard to use. They are
to maintain. Semantic MediaWiki is something that I do and can
I do agree that a kill is called for and it is those horrid templates.
are powerful and useful. Though I agree that syntax could be
better: large amount of nested curly braces are poorly readable.
However, it is amazing what could be achieved with these, for example
look at templates / edits of User:Patrick at meta.
I like SMW, too. I use it for a small project right now, after a break
of more than a year. They have implemented handy #set and #declare
functions these days, better ways to store records (structured data) and
so on (I still haven't checked everything). Current major rewrite should
improve the performance using dedicated triple stores, instead of MySQL