Stefan Mischook so eloquently expresses his opinion on a method for looping in the CodeIgniter framework in this new post to the KillerPHP blog today, "Note to CodeIgniter nerds: please, no looping code in your views."
I was researching things 'nerd' on the Web today, and I found myself at the CodeIgniter website. [...] I'm wondering about CodeIgniter's decision to place PHP looping code in their views.
He notes that the whole point of the View in the Model/View/Controller framework is to keep as much PHP out of it as possible. In their example they show just the opposite. Some of the comments agree with his post, noting that this is in fact the point of the View. Others, however, point out that code in the View, especially looping code is something necessary to output multiple items being passed out.