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JavaScript performance comparison

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

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Preparation code

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://documentcloud.github.com/underscore/underscore.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/janl/mustache.js/raw/master/mustache.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/pvande/Milk/raw/gh-pages/milk.js">
</script>
<script src="http://terrainformatica.com/kite/kite.js">
</script>
<script src="http://cloud.github.com/downloads/wycats/handlebars.js/handlebars-1.0.0.beta.6.js">
</script>
<script src="http://gist.github.com/raw/550881/29bb186167079c0b33ab6e9d50d779f37860cfa4/micro.js">
</script>
<script src="http://gist.github.com/raw/860205/8444586913ab249c619671b8f5054fc92dddf643/micro2.js">
</script>
<script src="http://gist.github.com/raw/860240/cd98cacbdeee7eb2cfb2ca3ca76638dae2a5b1af/micro3.js">
</script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/visionmedia/jade/master/jade.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/creationix/haml-js/raw/master/lib/haml.js">
</script>
<script src="http://jashkenas.github.com/coffee-script/extras/coffee-script.js">
</script>
<script src="http://sstephenson.github.com/eco/dist/eco.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/jquery/jquery-tmpl/raw/master/jquery.tmpl.min.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doT.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doU.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/aefxx/jQote2/raw/69b2053a13f5f180e696de9b3dba856a3c00678c/jquery.jqote2.js">
</script>
<script src="http://embeddedjavascript.googlecode.com/files/ejs_0.9_alpha_1_production.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/pure/pure/raw/master/libs/pure.js">
</script>
<div class="pure">
  <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>
<script src="http://github.com/douglascrockford/JSON-js/raw/master/json2.js">
</script>
<script src="http://akdubya.github.com/dustjs/dist/dust-full-0.3.0.min.js">
</script>
<script src="https://github.com/premasagar/tim/raw/master/tim.js">
</script>
<script src="https://gist.github.com/raw/875670/d52752ead19a4eebc7237602438ae08a2541a5b5/tim-lite-cached-min.js">
</script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/hij1nx/weld/master/lib/weld.js">
</script>
<div id="weld">
  <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>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/flatiron/plates/master/lib/plates.js">
</script>
<script>
  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>";

  // note: exactly the same as the mustacheTemplate above.
  window.kiteTemplate = "<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.kiteCompiledTemplate = kite(kiteTemplate); // seems like others are testing compiled versions.
  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.micro = "<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.micro2 = "<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.underscoreTemplate = _.template(micro);

  window.resigTemplate = tmpl(micro);

  window.resigTemplate2 = tmpl2(micro2);

  window.resigTemplate3 = tmpl3(micro2);

  window.sharedVariables = {
    header: "Header",
    header2: "Header2",
    header3: "Header3",
    header4: "Header4",
    header5: "Header5",
    header6: "Header6",
    list: ['1', '2', '3', '4', '5', '6', '7', '8', '9', '10']
  };

  // hack to get current version of jade to work.
  jade.attrs = jade.runtime.attrs;
  jade.escape = jade.runtime.escape;
  jade.rethrow = jade.runtime.rethrow;
  // end hack
  window.jadeTemplate = jade.compile("div\n  h1.header!= self.header\n  h2.header2!= self.header2\n  h3.header3!= self.header3\n  h4.header4!= self.header4\n  h5.header5!= self.header5\n  h6.header6!= self.header6\n  ul.list\n    - each item in self.list\n      li.item!= item", { compileDebug: false, client: true, self: true});

  window.hamlTemplate = Haml("%div\n  %h1.header= header\n  %h2.header2= header2\n  %h3.header3= header3\n  %h4.header4= header4\n  %h5.header5= header5\n  %h6.header6= header6\n  %ul.list\n    :each item in list\n      %li.item= item");

  window.ecoTemplate = eco("<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 item in @list: %><li class='item'><%- item %></li><% end %></ul></div>");

  window.jQueryTemplate = $.template(null, "<div><h1 class='header'>{{html header}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{html header2}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{html header3}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{html header4}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{html header5}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{html header6}}</h6><ul class='list'>{{each list}}<li class='item'>{{html $value}}</li>{{/each}}</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>");

  window.doUtemplate = doU.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>");

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

  window.jqote2 = $.jqotec(jqote_tmpl);

  window.ejs = new EJS({
    text: micro
  });

  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.pureTemplate = $p('div.pure').compile({
    h1: 'header',
    h2: 'header2',
    h3: 'header3',
    h4: 'header4',
    h5: 'header5',
    h6: 'header6',
    li: {
      'itm<-list': {
        '.': 'itm'
      }
    }
  });

  window.hamlTemplate_2 = "%div\n  %h1.header= header\n  %h2.header2= header2\n  %h3.header3= header3\n  %h4.header4= header4\n  %h5.header5= header5\n  %h6.header6= header6\n  %ul.list\n    :each item in list\n      %li.item= item";
  window.hamlCompiled = Haml.compile(hamlTemplate_2);
  window.hamlOptimized = Haml.optimize(hamlCompiled);

  dust.loadSource(dust.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>", "dustTemplate"));

  window.timTemplate = "<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'>{{_content}}</li>{{/list}}</ul></div>";

  window.timLiteTemplate = "<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'><li class='item'>{{list.0}}</li><li class='item'>{{list.1}}</li><li class='item'>{{list.2}}</li><li class='item'>{{list.3}}</li><li class='item'>{{list.4}}</li><li class='item'>{{list.5}}</li><li class='item'>{{list.6}}</li><li class='item'>{{list.7}}</li><li class='item'>{{list.8}}</li><li class='item'>{{list.9}}</li></ul></div>";

  window.platesTemplate = "<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>"
</script>
<script src="http://closure-templates.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/javascript/soyutils.js">
</script>
<script>
  // {namespace closureSoyTemplate}
  //
  // /**
  //  * Says hello to the world.
  //  * @param header
  //  * @param header2
  //  * @param header3
  //  * @param header4
  //  * @param header5
  //  * @param header6
  //  * @param list
  //  */
  // {template .helloWorld}
  // <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'>
  //   {foreach $l in $list}
  //   <li class='item'>{$l}</li>
  //   {/foreach}
  // </ul>
  // </div>
  // {/template}
  // The following was generated (and modified) by the above soy template.
  // java -jar SoyToJsSrcCompiler.jar --outputPathFormat out.js in.js.soy
  if (typeof closureSoyTemplate == 'undefined') {
    var closureSoyTemplate = {};
  }
  window.soySB = new soy.StringBuilder();
  closureSoyTemplate.helloWorld = function(opt_data, opt_sb) {
    var output = opt_sb || new soy.StringBuilder();
    output.append('<div><h1 class=\'header\'>', soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header), '</h1><h2 class=\'header2\'>', soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header2), '</h2><h3 class=\'header3\'>', soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header3), '</h3><h4 class=\'header4\'>', soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header4), '</h4><h5 class=\'header5\'>', soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header5), '</h5><h6 class=\'header6\'>', soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header6), '</h6><ul class=\'list\'>');
    var lList16 = opt_data.list;
    var lListLen16 = lList16.length;
    for (var lIndex16 = 0; lIndex16 < lListLen16; lIndex16++) {
      var lData16 = lList16[lIndex16];
      output.append('<li class=\'item\'>', soy.$$escapeHtml(lData16), '</li>');
    }
    output.append('</ul></div>');
    if (!opt_sb) return output.toString();
  };

  // The following was compiled with --codeStyle concat
  closureSoyTemplate.helloWorldConcat = function(opt_data) {
    var output = '<div><h1 class=\'header\'>' + soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header) + '</h1><h2 class=\'header2\'>' + soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header2) + '</h2><h3 class=\'header3\'>' + soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header3) + '</h3><h4 class=\'header4\'>' + soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header4) + '</h4><h5 class=\'header5\'>' + soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header5) + '</h5><h6 class=\'header6\'>' + soy.$$escapeHtml(opt_data.header6) + '</h6><ul class=\'list\'>';
    var lList16 = opt_data.list;
    var lListLen16 = lList16.length;
    for (var lIndex16 = 0; lIndex16 < lListLen16; lIndex16++) {
      var lData16 = lList16[lIndex16];
      output += '<li class=\'item\'>' + soy.$$escapeHtml(lData16) + '</li>';
    }
    output += '</ul></div>';
    return output;
  };
</script>
<script src="http://twitter.github.com/hogan.js/1.0.0/hogan.js">
</script>
<script>
  window.hoganPrecompiledTemplate = Hogan.compile(window.mustacheTemplate);
</script>
<script src="https://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doT.js">
</script>
<script>
  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>");
</script>
<script>
  window.doTtemplate2 = 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>");
</script>

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Mustache.js Template
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Resig Micro-Templating.
resigTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Creationix's Haml-js Template
hamlTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Jade Template
jadeTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Underscore.js Template
underscoreTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Handlebars.js
handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
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dust
dust.render("dustTemplate", sharedVariables, function() {});
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closure soy template
closureSoyTemplate.helloWorld(sharedVariables);
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closure soy template with --codeStyle concat
closureSoyTemplate.helloWorldConcat(sharedVariables);
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doT.js
window.doTtemplate(sharedVariables);
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dot unescaped
window.doTtemplate2(sharedVariables);
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