Backdrop is already fast, but what if it could be faster?
I currently maintain a few static HTML sites through Dreamweaver's template system. I've considered moving them to a CMS like Backdrop, but for these small simple sites, it seems overkill. I started looking at static site generators like Huge, Couscous, etc.. My problem with these is the engine used is based on a template language like twig or smarty. I was hoping that I could find something that is 100% PHP, since PHP (in addition to being an awesome general purpose language) can also be a great template language (that was it's original design goal).
That got me thinking, what if Backdrop (since it uses PHP templates) could generate a static version of the site like the site generators I mentioned above?
The way I imagine it working is that once you have a functional site, there is a command line tool you would run to generate an HTML version of the site and assets into a folder specified.