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Preparation code

<script>
  Senzu = {};
  Senzu.Template = {
    el: [],
    filters: {},
    functions: {
      dynamic: {
        each: function(all, el, expression, attrs) {
          if (el == null) {
            el = "ul";
          }
          this.el.push(el);
          return "<" + el + " data-bind=\\'" + expression + "\\' " + attrs + ">'; for (i in " + expression + ") { var value = " + expression + "[i]; (function(attributes, _key, _index) { with(attributes) { out += '";
        },
        "else": function() {
          return "'; } else { out += '";
        },
        endeach: function() {
          var el;
          el = this.el.pop();
          return "</" + el + ">'; } }.call(value, value, i, i)); } out += '";
        },
        endif: function() {
          var el;
          el = this.el.pop();
          return "</" + el + ">'; } out += '";
        },
        "if": function(all, el, expression, attrs) {
          if (el == null) {
            el = "div";
          }
          this.el.push(el);
          return "<" + el + " data-bind=\\'" + expression + "\\' " + attrs + ">'; if (" + expresssion + ") { out +='";
        },
        partial: function(all, name, el, attrs, content) {
          if (this.partials[name] == null) {
            return all;
          }
          return (el != null ? "<" + el + " " + attrs + ">" : void 0) + "' + partials['" + name + "'](attributes, '" + content + "') + '" + (el ? "</" + el + ">" : void 0);
        },
        variable: function(all, el, expression, filters, attrs) {
          var methods, parenthesis;
          if (el == null) {
            el = "var";
          }
          filters = filters ? (filters.split("|")).reverse() : [];
          methods = (filters.map(function(value) {
            return "helpers['" + value + "'](";
          })).join();
          parenthesis = (filters.map(function() {
            return ")";
          })).join();
          return "<" + el + " data-bind=\\'" + expression + "\\' " + attrs + ">' + " + (methods + expression + parenthesis) + " + '</" + el + ">";
        }
      },
      "static": {
        each: function(all, expression) {
          return "'; for (i in " + expression + ") { var value = " + expression + "[i]; (function(attributes, _key, _index) { with(attributes) { out += '";
        },
        "else": function() {
          return "'; } else { out += '";
        },
        elseif: function(all, expression) {
          return "'; } else if (" + expression + ") { out += '";
        },
        endeach: function() {
          return "'; } }.call(value, value, i, i)); } out += '";
        },
        endif: function() {
          return "'; } out += '";
        },
        "if": function(all, expression) {
          return "'; if (" + expression + ") { out += '";
        },
        variable: function(all, expression, filters) {
          var methods, parenthesis;
          filters = filters ? (filters.split("|")).reverse() : [];
          methods = (filters.map(function(value) {
            return "helpers['" + value + "'](";
          })).join();
          parenthesis = (filters.map(function() {
            return ")";
          })).join();
          return "' + " + (methods + expression + parenthesis) + " + '";
        }
      }
    },
    helpers: {},
    partials: {},
    settings: {
      dynamic: {
        each: /<each(?::(\w+))?\(([^)]+)\)([^>]*)>/g,
        "else": /<else>/g,
        endeach: /<\/each>/g,
        endif: /<\/if>/g,
        "if": /<if(?::(\w+))?\(([^)]+)\)([^>]*)>/g,
        partial: /<([a-z]\w*)([^\/>]*)(?:\/>|>([\s\S]*?)<\/\1>)/ig,
        variable: /<var(?::(\w+))?\(([^)]+)\)((?:|[a-z]\w*)*)([^\/>]*)\/>/g
      },
      "static": {
        each: /\{{2}each\(([^)]+)\)}{2}/g,
        "else": /\{{2}else}{2}/g,
        elseif: /\{{2}elseif\(([^)]+)\)}{2}/g,
        endeach: /\{{2}\/each}{2}/g,
        endif: /\{{2}\/if}{2}/g,
        "if": /\{{2}if\(([^)]+)\)}{2}/g,
        variable: /\{{2}var\(([^)]+)\)((?:|[a-z]\w*)*)}{2}/gi
      }
    },
    tags: ["partial", "each", "endeach", "if", "elseif", "else", "endif", "variable"],
    compile: function(template) {
      var definition, e, i, j, key, len, len1, ref, ref1, regex, value;
      template = template.replace(/'/g, "\\'");
      definition = "var filters = Senzu.Template.filters, helpers = Senzu.Template.helpers, partials = Senzu.Template.partials; if (!attributes.content) { attributes.content = content; } return (function(attributes) { with(attributes) { var out = '" + template + "'; } return out; }.call(attributes, attributes));";
      ref = this.tags;
      for (i = 0, len = ref.length; i < len; i++) {
        value = ref[i];
        ref1 = ["dynamic", "static"];
        for (j = 0, len1 = ref1.length; j < len1; j++) {
          key = ref1[j];
          regex = this.settings[key][value];
          if (regex) {
            definition = definition.replace(regex, this.functions[key][value].bind(this));
          }
        }
      }
      try {
        return new Function("attributes", "content", definition);
      } catch (_error) {
        e = _error;
        throw e;
      }
    }
  };

window.senzuTemplate = Senzu.Template.compile("<div><h1 class='header'>{{var(header)}}</h1><h2 class='header2'>{{var(header2)}}</h2><h3 class='header3'>{{var(header3)}}</h3><h4 class='header4'>{{var(header4)}}</h4><h5 class='header5'>{{var(header5)}}</h5><h6 class='header6'>{{var(header6)}a}</h6><ul class='list'>{{each(list)}}<li class='item'>{{var(this)}}</li>{{/each}}</ul></div>");
</script>

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript" src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/underscore.js/1.8.3/underscore-min.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://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/hogan.js/3.0.2/hogan.js"></script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/twitter/hogan.js/master/lib/compiler.js"></script>
<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/dot/1.0.3/doT.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>
  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>");
</script>

<div id="template" style="display:none"></div>
    

Preparation code output

<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/underscore.js/1.8.3/underscore-min.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://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/hogan.js/3.0.2/hogan.js"></script> <script src="https://raw.github.com/twitter/hogan.js/master/lib/compiler.js"></script> <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/dot/1.0.3/doT.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> 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>"); </script> <div id="template" style="display:none"></div>

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Senzu
senzuTemplate(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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Underscore.js Template (No "with")
underscoreTemplateNoWith(sharedVariables);
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doT.js
doTtemplate(sharedVariables);
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