JavaScript template language shootoff

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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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<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/danactive/js-template-engines-performance/master/lib/underscore-1.4.4.min.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/danactive/js-template-engines-performance/master/lib/mustache-0.7.2.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/danactive/js-template-engines-performance/master/lib/handlebars.1.0.0-rc.3.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/danactive/js-template-engines-performance/master/lib/kendo.core.min.2013.1.319.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/danactive/js-template-engines-performance/master/lib/dust-runtime-1.2.3.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/danactive/js-template-engines-performance/master/lib/tempo-2.0.js"></script>

<script src="https://rawgithub.com/danactive/js-template-engines-performance/master/lib/hogan-2.0.0.js"></script>

<script src="https://jsmart.googlecode.com/files/smart-2.9.min.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 id="test_tpl" type="text/x-jsmart-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'>{foreach from=$list item=list_item}<li class='item'>{$list_item}</li>{/foreach}</ul></div>
</script>


<script>
  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']
  };

  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.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.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>");


  Handlebars.template((function(){var a=Handlebars.template,b=Handlebars.templates=Handlebars.templates||{};b["template-handlebars.html"]=a(function(a,b,c,d,e){function k(a,b){var c="";return c+="<li class='item'>"+i(typeof a===h?a.apply(a):a)+"</li>",c}this.compilerInfo=[2,">= 1.0.0-rc.3"],c=c||a.helpers,e=e||{};var f="",g,h="function",i=this.escapeExpression,j=this;f+="<div><h1 class='header'>",(g=c.header)?g=g.call(b,{hash:{},data:e}):(g=b.header,g=typeof g===h?g.apply(b):g),f+=i(g)+"</h1><h2 class='header2'>",(g=c.header2)?g=g.call(b,{hash:{},data:e}):(g=b.header2,g=typeof g===h?g.apply(b):g),f+=i(g)+"</h2><h3 class='header3'>",(g=c.header3)?g=g.call(b,{hash:{},data:e}):(g=b.header3,g=typeof g===h?g.apply(b):g),f+=i(g)+"</h3><h4 class='header4'>",(g=c.header4)?g=g.call(b,{hash:{},data:e}):(g=b.header4,g=typeof g===h?g.apply(b):g),f+=i(g)+"</h4><h5 class='header5'>",(g=c.header5)?g=g.call(b,{hash:{},data:e}):(g=b.header5,g=typeof g===h?g.apply(b):g),f+=i(g)+"</h5><h6 class='header6'>",(g=c.header6)?g=g.call(b,{hash:{},data:e}):(g=b.header6,g=typeof g===h?g.apply(b):g),f+=i(g)+"</h6><ul class='list'>",g=c.each.call(b,b.list,{hash:{},inverse:j.noop,fn:j.program(1,k,e),data:e});if(g||g===0)f+=g;return f+="</ul></div>",f})})());

  //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 o;" +
                          "o='" +
 
              str.replace(/[\r\t\n]/g, " ")
                 .replace(/'(?=[^#]*#>)/g, "\t")
                 .split("'").join("\\'")
                 .split("\t").join("'")
                 .replace(/<#=(.+?)#>/g, "'+data.$1+'")
                 .split("<#").join("';")
                 .split("#>").join("o+='")
                 + "';return o;";
 
              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.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.kendoUIAlt1 = kendo.template($("#kendoUIextTemplate").html());
  window.kendoUIAlt2 = kendo.template($("#kendoUIextTemplate").html(), {useWithBlock: false});

  window.dustTemplatePrecompiled = (function(){dust.register("dustTemplatePrecompiled",body_0);function body_0(chk,ctx){return chk.write("<div><h1 class='header'>").reference(ctx.get("header"),ctx,"h").write("</h1><h2 class='header2'>").reference(ctx.get("header2"),ctx,"h").write("</h2><h3 class='header3'>").reference(ctx.get("header3"),ctx,"h").write("</h3><h4 class='header4'>").reference(ctx.get("header4"),ctx,"h").write("</h4><h5 class='header5'>").reference(ctx.get("header5"),ctx,"h").write("</h5><h6 class='header6'>").reference(ctx.get("header6"),ctx,"h").write("</h6><ul class='list'>").section(ctx.get("list"),ctx,{"block":body_1},null).write("</ul></div>");}function body_1(chk,ctx){return chk.write("<li class='item'>").reference(ctx.getPath(true,[]),ctx,"h").write("</li>");}return body_0;})();

  window.dustTemplate2 = function(content) {
    dust.loadSource(dustTemplatePrecompiled, "dustTemplatePrecompiled");
    dust.render("dustTemplatePrecompiled", content, function() {});
  };

  window.dustTemplatePrecompiledCached = (function(){dust.register("dustTemplatePrecompiledCached",body_0);function body_0(chk,ctx){return chk.write("<div><h1 class='header'>").reference(ctx.get("header"),ctx,"h").write("</h1><h2 class='header2'>").reference(ctx.get("header2"),ctx,"h").write("</h2><h3 class='header3'>").reference(ctx.get("header3"),ctx,"h").write("</h3><h4 class='header4'>").reference(ctx.get("header4"),ctx,"h").write("</h4><h5 class='header5'>").reference(ctx.get("header5"),ctx,"h").write("</h5><h6 class='header6'>").reference(ctx.get("header6"),ctx,"h").write("</h6><ul class='list'>").section(ctx.get("list"),ctx,{"block":body_1},null).write("</ul></div>");}function body_1(chk,ctx){return chk.write("<li class='item'>").reference(ctx.getPath(true,[]),ctx,"h").write("</li>");}return body_0;})();

    dust.loadSource(dustTemplatePrecompiledCached, "dustTemplatePrecompiledCached");

  window.dustTemplate3 = function(content) {
    dust.render("dustTemplatePrecompiledCached", content, function() {});
  };

 $(document.body).append('<ul id="tempoTemplate"> <li data-template> {{header}} {{header2}} {{header3}} {{header4}} {{header5}} {{header6}} <ul><li >{{list}}</li></ul></li></ul> ');


  var tempoPrepared = Tempo.prepare('tempoTemplate');
 tempoTemplate = function(data) { tempoPrepared.render(data); }
     
     tempoTemplate()

  window.hoganCompile = 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.jsmartObj = new jSmart(document.getElementById('test_tpl').innerHTML);
   window.jsmartFetch = function(data) {
     jsmartObj.fetch(data);
   };
 
window.Fmustache= function(data){
var o="<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'>";
if(data.hasOwnProperty('list') && data.list){
  if(typeof data.list === 'object'){
    if(data.list instanceof Array){
      for(var __i=0;__i<data.list.length;__i++){
        o+="<li class='item'>"+data.list[__i]+"</li>";
      }
    }
  }

}
o+="</ul></div>";
return o;
}

</script>

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Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
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Jade Template
jade.render(jadeTemplate, {
 locals: sharedVariables,
 filename: 'test.js',
 cache: true
});
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Underscore.js Template
underscoreTemplate(sharedVariables);
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Handlebars.js
handlebarsTemplate(sharedVariables);
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doT.js
doTtemplate(sharedVariables);
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ejs
ejs.render(sharedVariables);
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Dust.js
dustTemplate(sharedVariables, function() {});
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funcd
Funcd.render(funcdTemplate, sharedVariables);
 
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