[thelist] PHP-ized Style Sheets

Barney Carroll barney.carroll at gmail.com
Mon Mar 4 14:12:15 CST 2013

On 4 March 2013 19:52, kasimir-k <kasimir.k.lists at gmail.com> wrote:

> A good lesson for a ****ing mad Finn ;-)

Damn. I was going to suggest Piste(verywhere). I bet pistes are way popular
in Finland.

> The aim is to provide the developer with most of the good stuff that
> things like LESS and Sass give, but without creating a new language.

Excellent aim. Debugging Suzy etc is a nightmare. At least with PHP there's
a familiar rulebook out there.

I do think it would be an excellent idea to casually potter away at
creating parity with http://bourbon.io/ or http://susy.oddbird.net/ as a

> And this should be achieved in the simplest possible way.

…maybe later.

Do you think Psst could/should be simplified further?

Yes. The core concept is so simple that the import logic elaborated in
README.md jumps out as arbitrary, redundant, and a key feature. People can
already do imports etc — heck, they may have their own module packager
they'd want to bring in to these. Leave it to the user?

> And do you see any pitfalls I've failed to see - is there any damage
> potential?

The beauty of this is that you won't get support tickets because of what
can only be PHP issues. The horror of it is that, actually, you might. Like
people spamming the jQuery forums because they tried to assign a string to
a getter or whatnot. But I reckon you should keep it clean and sell that as
an advantage: it's your own damn fault, or the rest of the world's — no
black magic here!

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