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

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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/web/builds/2.0.0/hogan-2.0.0.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/archan937/templayed.js/master/src/templayed.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": []
  };
  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));
  }

};
</script>

Preparation code output

<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/web/builds/2.0.0/hogan-2.0.0.min.js"></script> <script src="https://raw.github.com/archan937/templayed.js/master/src/templayed.js"></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);
}
pending…
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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