JavaScript template language shootoff

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Revision 534 of this test case created by Joel "Rudenoise" Hughes

Preparation code

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

<script src="https://raw.github.com/documentcloud/underscore/master/underscore.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://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://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doT.js">
</script>
<script src="http://github.com/aefxx/jQote2/raw/69b2053a13f5f180e696de9b3dba856a3c00678c/jquery.jqote2.js"></script>

<script src="https://raw.github.com/rudenoise/LM.JS/master/lmd.js"></script>
<script src="https://raw.github.com/rudenoise/LM.JS/master/lms.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']
  };
  
  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);

  //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>");

window.lmdTemplate = function(data) {
     return lmd([
      ['h1',
      {
       class: 'header'
      },
      data.header],
      ['h2',
      {
       class: 'header2'
      },
      data.header2],
      ['h3',
      {
       class: 'header3'
      },
      data.header3],
      ['h4',
      {
       class: 'header4'
      },
      data.header4],
      ['h5',
      {
       class: 'header5'
      },
      data.header5],
      ['h6',
      {
       class: 'header6'
      },
      data.header6],
      ['ul', (function(ls) {
       var rtn = [],
           i, l = ls.length;
       for (i = 0; i < l; i += 1) {
        rtn.push(['li',
        {
         class: 'item'
        }, (ls[i] + '')]);
       }
       return rtn;
      }(data.list))]
     ]);
    };
  window.lmsTemplate = function(data) {
     return lms([
      ['h1',
      {
       class: 'header'
      },
      data.header],
      ['h2',
      {
       class: 'header2'
      },
      data.header2],
      ['h3',
      {
       class: 'header3'
      },
      data.header3],
      ['h4',
      {
       class: 'header4'
      },
      data.header4],
      ['h5',
      {
       class: 'header5'
      },
      data.header5],
      ['h6',
      {
       class: 'header6'
      },
      data.header6],
      ['ul', (function(ls) {
       var rtn = [],
           i, l = ls.length;
       for (i = 0; i < l; i += 1) {
        rtn.push(['li',
        {
         class: 'item'
        }, (ls[i] + '')]);
       }
       return rtn;
      }(data.list))]
     ]);
    };

</script>

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

Preparation code output

<script src="https://raw.github.com/documentcloud/underscore/master/underscore.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://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://github.com/olado/doT/raw/master/doT.js"> </script> <script src="http://github.com/aefxx/jQote2/raw/69b2053a13f5f180e696de9b3dba856a3c00678c/jquery.jqote2.js"></script> <script src="https://raw.github.com/rudenoise/LM.JS/master/lmd.js"></script> <script src="https://raw.github.com/rudenoise/LM.JS/master/lms.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'] }; 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); //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>"); window.lmdTemplate = function(data) { return lmd([ ['h1', { class: 'header' }, data.header], ['h2', { class: 'header2' }, data.header2], ['h3', { class: 'header3' }, data.header3], ['h4', { class: 'header4' }, data.header4], ['h5', { class: 'header5' }, data.header5], ['h6', { class: 'header6' }, data.header6], ['ul', (function(ls) { var rtn = [], i, l = ls.length; for (i = 0; i < l; i += 1) { rtn.push(['li', { class: 'item' }, (ls[i] + '')]); } return rtn; }(data.list))] ]); }; window.lmsTemplate = function(data) { return lms([ ['h1', { class: 'header' }, data.header], ['h2', { class: 'header2' }, data.header2], ['h3', { class: 'header3' }, data.header3], ['h4', { class: 'header4' }, data.header4], ['h5', { class: 'header5' }, data.header5], ['h6', { class: 'header6' }, data.header6], ['ul', (function(ls) { var rtn = [], i, l = ls.length; for (i = 0; i < l; i += 1) { rtn.push(['li', { class: 'item' }, (ls[i] + '')]); } return rtn; }(data.list))] ]); }; </script> <div id="template" style="display:none"></div>

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Test Ops/sec
doT.js
doTtemplate(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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Resig Micro Templates (modified)
resig(sharedVariables);
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Resig Micro Templates (No "with" block)
resig2(sharedVariables);
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Underscore.js Template (No "with")
underscoreTemplateNoWith(sharedVariables);
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Hogan.js
hoganTemplate.render(sharedVariables);
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JsRender
jsRenderTemplate.render(sharedVariables);
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Mustache.js Template
Mustache.to_html(mustacheTemplate, sharedVariables);
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jQote2
$.jqote(jqote2, [sharedVariables]);
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jQote2 direct invocation
jqote2.call(sharedVariables, 0, 0, [sharedVariables], jqote2);
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lm.js (strings)
lmsTemplate(sharedVariables);
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lms.js (DOM)
lmdTemplate(sharedVariables);
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1 Comment

Eamon Nerbonne commented :

Please don't edit this version, edit version 878 instead - that includes rudimentary output checking so that broken implementations don't distort the results.