the new version of langprefix

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It's the best alternative we have for #ifexist. We could eliminate it... but only by creating a subpage for every possible code. Is that viable?

CodeCat21:49, 20 October 2012

Dammit. One of the prereqs for {{does-template-exist}} is that the template does have to exist. Did you even read the description on that page? It has a huge honking warning about this.

The restriction on #ifexist: is there to protect the wiki. {{does-template-exist}} is a workaround that circumvents that restriction; when you use it, it is your responsibility to make sure you're using it responsibly.

(I knew that it was a mistake for me to create {{does-template-exist}}. We have too many admins who simply don't give a damn about damaging things, as long as they get to have fun while doing it.)

RuakhTALK14:36, 23 October 2012