Re: [Wikitech-l] Wikitext isn't a programming language, but...

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Re: [Wikitech-l] Wikitext isn't a programming language, but...

On 19.01.2007 10:10, Virgil Ierubino wrote:
> There's a solution here. How about we introduce another language ****that is
> only available in the Template namespace****, specifically for this
> function? Call it Wikisyntax. Wikisyntax is a pure (and simple) programming
> language, with no markup. Wikitext is a pure and simple markup language,
> with no code.

Just a side note about the history of MediaWiki template syntax:

MediaWiki template syntax got the first stage of a "programming
language" when parameters for templates were introduced ("function call").

The introduction of default parameter values provided parameter
dependent text selection in templates ("if"-construct).

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