Mustache JS engine rumble: Mustache.js vs Handlebars.js vs Hogan.js vs templayed.js

JavaScript performance comparison

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Compared Mustache.js, Handlebars.js, Hogan.js, templayed.js and doT.js.

Preparation code

<script src="https://raw.github.com/janl/mustache.js/master/mustache.js"></script>
<script src="http://cloud.github.com/downloads/wycats/handlebars.js/handlebars-1.0.0.beta.6.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://raw.github.com/archan937/templayed.js/master/src/templayed.js"></script>
<script src="https://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doT.js"></script>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var tests = [{
      template: "<p>My name is {{name}}!</p>",
      variables: {
        name: "Paul Engel"
      }
    }, {
      template: "<p>My name is {{name}}!{{!name}}</p>",
      variables: {
        name: "Paul Engel"
      }
    }, {
      template: "<p>{{html}} {{&html}}</p>",
      variables: {
        html: "<strong>Paul Engel</strong>"
      }
    }, {
      template: "<p>{{html}} {{{html}}}</p>",
      variables: {
        html: "<strong>Paul Engel</strong>"
      }
    }, {
      template: "<p>This is shown!{{#show}} Psst, this is never shown{{/show}}</p>",
      variables: {}
    }, {
      template: "<p>This is shown!{{#show}} Psst, this is never shown{{/show}}</p>",
      variables: {
        show: false
      }
    }, {
      template: "<p>This is shown!{{#shown}} And, this is also shown{{/shown}}</p>",
      variables: {
        shown: true
      }
    }, {
      template: "<p>My name is {{person.first_name}} {{person.last_name}}!</p>",
      variables: {
        person: {
          first_name: "Paul",
          last_name: "Engel"
        }
      }
    }, {
      template: "{{name}}<ul>{{#names}}<li>{{name}}</li>{{/names}}</ul>{{^names}}Sorry, no people to list!{{/names}}",
      variables: {
        names: []
      }
    }, {
      template: "<p>{{name}}</p><ul>{{#names}}<li>{{name}}</li>{{/names}}</ul>{{^names}}Sorry, no people to list!{{/names}}<p>{{name}}</p>",
      variables: {
        name: "Chunk Norris",
        names: [{
          name: "Paul"
        }, {
          name: "Engel"
        }]
      }
    }, {
      template: "<ul>{{#names}}<li>{{.}}{{foo}}</li>{{/names}}</ul>",
      variables: {
        names: ["Paul", "Engel"]
      }
    }, {
      template: "<ul>{{#names}}<li>{{fullName}}</li>{{/names}}</ul>",
      variables: {
        names: [{
          firstName: "Paul",
          lastName: "Engel"
        }, {
          firstName: "Chunk",
          lastName: "Norris"
        }],
        fullName: function() {
          return this.lastName + ", " + this.firstName;
        }
      }
    }];
    var compiled = {
      "Mustache.js": [],
      "Handlebars.js": [],
      "Hogan.js": [],
      "templayed.js": [],
      "doT.js": []
    };
    for (var i = 0; i < tests.length; i++) {
      var template = tests[i].template;
      compiled["Mustache.js"  ].push(template.replace(/\.\.\//g, ""));
      compiled["Handlebars.js"].push(Handlebars.compile(template));
      compiled["Hogan.js"     ].push(Hogan.compile(template.replace(/\.\.\//g, "")));
      compiled["templayed.js" ].push(templayed(template));
      compiled["doT.js" ].push(doT.template(template));
    }
   
    var _ = window.lodash;
   
    var template = '<div class="item <%= id %>">' + '  <h1><%= title %></h1>' + '  <p><%= desc %></p>' + '  <ul class="attributes">' + '    <li><%= attrs.dimensions %></li>' + '    <li><%= attrs.weight %></li>' + '    <li><%= attrs.price %></li>' + '  </ul>' + '</div>';
   
    var templateFuncPrecompiled = eval("(" + _.template(template).source + ")");
   
    var data = {
      id: 5,
      title: 'Hello World!',
      desc: 'Ordianry item',
      attrs: {
        dimensions: '100cm x 100cm x 20cm',
        weight: '15kg',
        price: '10EUR'
      }
    };
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
Mustache.js
for (var i = 0; i < tests.length; i++) {
  Mustache.to_html(compiled["Mustache.js"][i], tests[i].variables);
}
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Handlebars.js
for (var i = 0; i < tests.length; i++) {
  compiled["Handlebars.js"][i](tests[i].variables);
}
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Hogan.js
for (var i = 0; i < tests.length; i++) {
  compiled["Hogan.js"][i].render(tests[i].variables);
}
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templayed.js
for (var i = 0; i < tests.length; i++) {
  compiled["templayed.js"][i](tests[i].variables);
}
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doT.js
for (var i = 0; i < tests.length; i++) {
  compiled["doT.js"][i](tests[i].variables);
}
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