JavaScript template language shootoff

JavaScript performance comparison

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Info

A limited comparison of some popular JavaScript templating engines on a short template: 6 header tags, and 10 list items. Compared templating engines:

Same as 412 but excludes DOM node generation.

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/prototype/1/prototype.js">
</script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/mootools/1.3/mootools-yui-compressed.js">
</script>
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/documentcloud/underscore/master/underscore.js">
</script>
<script src="http://ajax.cdnjs.com/ajax/libs/mustache.js/0.3.0/mustache.min.js">
</script>
<script src="https://github.com/downloads/wycats/handlebars.js/handlebars.1.0.0.beta.3.js">
</script>
<script src="http://cdn.kendostatic.com/2012.1.322/js/kendo.all.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://jashkenas.github.com/coffee-script/extras/coffee-script.js">
</script>
<script src="http://borismoore.github.com/jsrender/jsrender.js">
</script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/twitter/hogan.js/master/lib/template.js">
</script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/twitter/hogan.js/master/lib/compiler.js">
</script>
<script src="https://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doT.js">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://raw.github.com/PaulGuo/Juicer/master/juicer.js">
</script>
<!--External Template Definitions-->
<script type="text/x-kendo-template" id="kendoUIextTemplate">
  < div > < h1 class = 'header' > # = data.header# < /h1>
<h2 class='header2'>#= data.header2 #</h2 > < h3 class = 'header3' > # = data.header3# < /h3>
<h4 class='header4'>#= data.header4 #</h4 > < h5 class = 'header5' > # = data.header5# < /h5>
<h6 class='header6'>#= data.header6 #</h6 > < ul class = 'list' > #
  for (var i = 0, l = data.list.length; i < l; i++) {# < li class = 'item' > # = data.list[i]# < /li>
   # } #
</ul > < /div>
</script>
<script>
  window.sharedVariables = {
    header: "Header",
    header2: "Header2",
    header3: "Header3",
    header4: "Header4",
    header5: "Header5",
    header6: "Header6",
    list: ['1000000000', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10']
  };


  //JsRender compiled template (no encoding)
  window.jsRenderTemplate = $.templates("<div><h1 class='header'>{{:header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{:header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{:header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{:header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{:header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{:header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{for list}}<li class='item'>{{:#data}}</li>{{/for}}</ul></div>");

  window.mustacheTemplate = "<div><h1 class='header'>{{{header}}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{{header2}}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{{header3}}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{{header4}}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{{header5}}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{{header6}}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#list}}<li class='item'>{{{.}}}</li>{{/list}}</ul></div>";

  window.handlebarsTemplate = Handlebars.compile("<div><h1 class='header'>{{header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#each list}}<li class='item'>{{this}}</li>{{/each}}</ul></div>");

  window.kendouiTemplate = kendo.template("<div><h1 class='header'>#= data.header #</h1><h2 class='header2'>#= data.header2 #</h2><h3 class='header3'>#= data.header3 #</h3><h4 class='header4'>#= data.header4 #</h4><h5 class='header5'>#= data.header5 #</h5><h6 class='header6'>#= data.header6 #</h6><ul class='list'># for (var i = 0, l = data.list.length; i < l; i++) { #<li class='item'>#= data.list[i] #</li># } #</ul></div>", {
    useWithBlock: true
  });

  window.kendouiTemplate2 = kendo.template("<div><h1 class='header'>#= data.header #</h1><h2 class='header2'>#= data.header2 #</h2><h3 class='header3'>#= data.header3 #</h3><h4 class='header4'>#= data.header4 #</h4><h5 class='header5'>#= data.header5 #</h5><h6 class='header6'>#= data.header6 #</h6><ul class='list'># for (var i = 0, l = data.list.length; i < l; i++) { #<li class='item'>#= data.list[i] #</li># } #</ul></div>", {
    useWithBlock: false
  });

  //Use external template definition
  window.kendoUIAlt = kendo.template($("#kendoUIextTemplate").html());
  window.kendoUIAlt2 = kendo.template($("#kendoUIextTemplate").html(), {
    useWithBlock: false
  });

  window.underscoreTemplate = _.template("<div><h1 class='header'><%= header %></h1><h2 class='header2'><%= header2 %></h2><h3 class='header3'><%= header3 %></h3><h4 class='header4'><%= header4 %></h4><h5 class='header5'><%= header5 %></h5><h6 class='header6'><%= header6 %></h6><ul class='list'><% for (var i = 0, l = list.length; i < l; i++) { %><li class='item'><%= list[i] %></li><% } %></ul></div>");

  window.underscoreTemplateNoWith = _.template("<div><h1 class='header'><%= data.header %></h1><h2 class='header2'><%= data.header2 %></h2><h3 class='header3'><%= data.header3 %></h3><h4 class='header4'><%= data.header4 %></h4><h5 class='header5'><%= data.header5 %></h5><h6 class='header6'><%= data.header6 %></h6><ul class='list'><% for (var i = 0, l = data.list.length; i < l; i++) { %><li class='item'><%= data.list[i] %></li><% } %></ul></div>", null, {
    variable: 'data'
  });

  window.baseHtml = "<div><h1 class='header'></h1><h2 class='header2'></h2><h3 class='header3'></h3><h4 class='header4'></h4><h5 class='header5'></h5><h6 class='header6'></h6><ul class='list'><li class='item'></li></ul></div>";

  window.doTtemplate = doT.template("<div><h1 class='header'>{{=it.header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{=it.header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{=it.header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{=it.header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{=it.header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{=it.header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{for(var i = 0,l=it.list.length;i<l;i++) { }}<li class='item'>{{=it.list[i]}}</li>{{ } }}</ul></div>");


  //Resig Template Function (modified to support ')


  function tmpl(str) {
    var strFunc = "var p=[];" + "with(obj){p.push('" +

    str.replace(/[\r\t\n]/g, " ").replace(/'(?=[^#]*#>)/g, "\t").split("'").join("\\'").split("\t").join("'").replace(/<#=(.+?)#>/g, "',$1,'").split("<#").join("');").split("#>").join("p.push('") + "');}return p.join('');";

    return new Function("obj", strFunc);
  }

  window.resig = tmpl("<div><h1 class='header'><#= header #></h1><h2 class='header2'><#= header2 #></h2><h3 class='header3'><#= header3 #></h3><h4 class='header4'><#= header4 #></h4><h5 class='header5'><#= header5 #></h5><h6 class='header6'><#= header6 #></h6><ul class='list'><# for (var i = 0, l = list.length; i < l; i++) { #><li class='item'><#= list[i] #></li><# } #></ul></div>");

  //Resig modified template function (no "with" block)


  function tmpl2(str) {
    var strFunc = "var p=[];" + "p.push('" +

    str.replace(/[\r\t\n]/g, " ").replace(/'(?=[^#]*#>)/g, "\t").split("'").join("\\'").split("\t").join("'").replace(/<#=(.+?)#>/g, "',$1,'").split("<#").join("');").split("#>").join("p.push('") + "');return p.join('');";

    return new Function("data", strFunc);
  }

  window.resig2 = tmpl2("<div><h1 class='header'><#= data.header #></h1><h2 class='header2'><#= data.header2 #></h2><h3 class='header3'><#= data.header3 #></h3><h4 class='header4'><#= data.header4 #></h4><h5 class='header5'><#= data.header5 #></h5><h6 class='header6'><#= data.header6 #></h6><ul class='list'><# for (var i = 0, l = data.list.length; i < l; i++) { #><li class='item'><#= data.list[i] #></li><# } #></ul></div>");

  window.hoganTemplate = Hogan.compile("<div><h1 class='header'>{{{header}}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{{header2}}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{{header3}}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{{header4}}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{{header5}}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{{header6}}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{#list}}<li class='item'>{{{.}}}</li>{{/list}}</ul></div>");




  window.juicerTemplate = "<div><h1 class='header'>${sharedVariables.header}</h1><h2 class='header2'>${sharedVariables.header2}</h2><h3 class='header3'>${sharedVariables.header3}</h3><h4 class='header4'>${sharedVariables.header4}</h4><h5 class='header5'>${sharedVariables.header5}</h5><h6 class='header6'>${sharedVariables.header6}</h6><ul class='list'>{@each sharedVariables.list as it}<li class='item'>${it}</li>{{@/each}}</ul></div>";
</script>
<div id="template" style="display:none">
</div>

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Test Ops/sec
doT.js
doTtemplate(sharedVariables);
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Kendo UI Templates (Default)
kendouiTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Kendo UI Templates (No "with" block)
kendouiTemplate2(sharedVariables);
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Handlebars.js
handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Underscore.js Template
underscoreTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Resig Micro Templates (modified)
resig(sharedVariables);
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Resig Micro Templates (No "with" block)
resig2(sharedVariables);
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Underscore.js Template (No "with")
underscoreTemplateNoWith(sharedVariables);
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Hogan.js
hoganTemplate.render(sharedVariables);
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JsRender
jsRenderTemplate.render(sharedVariables);
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Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
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Juicer
juicer.to_html(juicerTemplate, sharedVariables, {
  cache: true
});
pending…

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