Re: Will a template engine be used (e.g. smarty)?
There are no plans nor do I think their should be.
The premise of Smarty is screwy to me.
There is some idea that out there somewhere are “template developers” that aren’t allowed to touch “teh sacred PHP”. So we need an abstracted templating language so that they can do loops and conditionals in their HTML templates.
I don’t believe these people actually exist and that if they do, they should just use PHP and be trained to a point where they are trust-worthy.
99% of Design should be held in the CSS now anyway. The code/display separation thing has moved up a level these days.