# beginners-need-help

j c h a r l e s

12/14/2021, 12:59 AM
Although Jinja2 is a very powerful and extremely flexible template engine, which comes with a wide range of features, we do not recommend using it to template your configuration unless absolutely necessary. The flexibility of dynamic configuration comes at a cost of significantly reduced readability and much higher maintenance overhead. We believe that, for the majority of analytics projects, dynamically compiled configuration does more harm than good.