Template6 - A Template Engine for Raku
Inspired by Template Toolkit from Perl, Template6 is a simple template engine designed to be a content-neutral template language.
I also intend to borrow features and ideas from my own Flower and Garden projects.
This project does not intend to create an exact clone of Template Toolkit. Some features from TT are not planned for inclusion, and likewise, some feature will be included that are not in TT. Not all features will work the same either.
Currently implemented features
GET and SET statements, including implicit versions.
This replaces the FOREACH statement in TT2. It can be used in one of four ways:
[% for listname as itemname %]
[% for listname -> itemname %]
[% for itemname in listname %]
[% for itemname = listname %]
If used with Hashes, you'll need to query the .key or .value accessors.
These are very simplistic at the moment, but work for basic tests.
Querying nested data structures using a simple dot operator syntax.
CALL and DEFAULT statements.
INSERT, INCLUDE and PROCESS statements.
You should use explicit quotes, including in INSERT/INCLUDE/PROCESS directives.
UNLESS-ELSE is not supported - Raku also doesn't support this syntax
All statement directives are case insensitive.
There are no plans for the INTERPOLATE option/style.
Anything not yet implemented (see TODO below.)
Whitespace control is not implemented, so some things are fairly odd. See TODO.
A lot of little nit-picky stuff, likely related to the whitespace issue.
Short Term Goals
Add 'absolute' and 'relative' options to Template6::Provider::File
Tag styles (limited to definable start_tag and end_tag)
Long Term Goals
Variable interpolation (in strings, variable names, etc.)
Capture of directive output
Multiple directives in a single statement tag set
Macros, plugins, etc.
Possible future directions
I would also like to investigate the potential for an alternative to Template6::Parser that generates Raku closures without the use of EVAL. This would be far trickier, and would not be compatible with the precompiled templates, but would be an interesting exercise nonetheless.
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2012 - 2017 Timothy Totten
Copyright 2018 - 2023 Raku Community
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.