[dancer-users] Different INCLUDE_PATH for localized sites

Lee Carmichael leecarmichael123 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 28 21:28:49 GMT 2013

Hi Gabor,

I hope things are good with you.

I was doing something somewhat similar. I ended up creating a custom view
class since i had the same  issues with adding to the TT INCLUDE_PATH.

Here is quick blog post with code on what i did:

Sorry its not too verbose but please ask any questions and I'll do my best
to remember WTF i was doing back then :)

Take Care,


On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:38 AM, Gabor Szabo <gabor at szabgab.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The http://perl5maven.com/ site is using Dancer and Template::Toolkit.
> Since the opening of the Brazilian Portuguese translation at
> http://br.perl5maven.com/
> They both run from the same instance of the application.
> I made some change to accommodate for the multiple language - the source of
> the pages are in separate directories now, and in the config.yml I
> have a section
> with some configuration parameters for each site.
> The application itself looks at request->host and pick the correct
> part of the configuration.
> So far it was good, but there were a few things that were left in
> English in the Portuguese site,
> and some things where I had both the English and the Portuguese text
> in the central template.
> As I am expecting a few more translations to appear[1] I wanted to
> split some of the templates too.
> The problem I found is that I cannot set the  INCLUDE_PATH dynamically
> as I don't seem
> to have access to the Template::Toolkit object. If I am not mistaken
> it is located in the
> $_engine variable in the Dancer::Template::TemplateToolkit module and
> it is not accessible
> from the outside world.
> So what I did was adding the following to the before hook:
> # Create a new Template::Toolkit object for every call because we
> cannot access the existing object
> # and thus we cannot change the include path before rendering
> my $engines = config->{engines};
> $engines->{template_toolkit}{INCLUDE_PATH} = ["$appdir/views",
> mymaven->{articles} . '/templates'];
> Dancer::Template::TemplateToolkit->new( name => 'template_toolkit',
> type => 'template' , config => $engines->{template_toolkit});
> This is hacky. Do you have a better suggestion to solve this issue?
> regards
>    Gabor
> [1] If you know someone who'd be interested in helping in
> translations, please let me know.
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