May 26, 2018

Templating system perl library

TextTmpl is a module for very fast templating. There are dozens of templating modules on CPAN, each only a tiny bit different from the others. This one is no different - what sets it aside is speed. The entire module is implemented as a C library, with only a thin XS/Perl layer to make the calls available from Perl. The same templates, then, can be used from either Perl or C/C++ programs.

This was originally designed to completely isolate HTML programmers from module/CGI programmers, or at least completely separate logic from content in dynamic web applications. It is syntactically based on a similar system written by a friend of mine, Neil Mix, which was proprietary and exclusively written in Perl. It shares no code in common with this system, or any other.