On Aug 29, 2009, at 10:33 AM, Jeff P. wrote:
learned/tried-to-use every new fad that came out.
I’m hoping to find out from this thread if HAML is side-to-side, or
forward motion. Sounds like your vote is “forward”.
Neither Haml nor Sass have “moved side to side.” There has been
consistent forward progress, the churn is non-breaking, so working
code is seldom (if ever) affected by changes. Time-to-bug-fix is
extremely fast if you can produce a reproducible bug, and the
developers remain completely engaged in the project.
If you want a better flavor for what’s going on with Haml and Sass,
check the Haml group:
You may also be interested in Compass, a Sass framework that takes
advantage of Sass features to put an abstraction layer on top of CSS.
My approach to this whole kind of decision making is to try the
technology and if it suits my needs, then fine. Use it. I try not to
invest my learning time in dead technologies, so it’s probably right
of you to ask what people think about Haml’s current state in the
development community. It is currently supported by (or currently
And probably a bunch of other Ruby tools I haven’t named. Do a “hello
world” app with it and see whether you find the style useful for your
Hope this helps and do check out the Google groups.