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Chris Biscardi

Hygen: a new scaffolding tool

The first issue on the Hygen repo is "how does it compare to plop". Since I've used plop in past projects, this is where I ended up.

Hygen is built to support multi-team, multi-package repos. In comparison with plop, it seems scaffolding can be split out into multiple packages, files, etc whereas plop tends to operate out of a single plopfile.js which can be meh to work with. I've often ended up with a plopfile that looks like this, for example.

module.exports = plop => plop.load("./utils/sens8-plop/plopfile");

Hygen will parallelize most of its book-keeping to gain speed, but file operations are serially executed to avoid operations stepping on eachother's toes.