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Pros of Mustache
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Pros of Slim Lang
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    Dead simple templating
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    Open source
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    Support in lots of languages
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    Elegant html
  • 89
    Great with nodejs
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    Very short syntax
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    Open source
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    Structured with indentation
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  • 5
    It's not HAML
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    Really similar to Slim (from Ruby fame)
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    Clean syntax
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    Readable code
  • 4
    Easy setup
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    Difficult For Front End Developers,learn backend
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    Disdain for angled brackets
  • 13
    Easier to type and maintain than haml
  • 12
    Very clean and logical
  • 9
    Integrates with Rails by installing a single gem
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    Performs better than haml
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    Extensive package support in sublime text 2 and 3
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    Atom package support

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        Not so good editor support
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        Overcomplicated syntax
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        Lots of syntactic corner cases
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        Easy to break nesting when reindenting or copy-pasting

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      What is Mustache?

      Mustache is a logic-less template syntax. It can be used for HTML, config files, source code - anything. It works by expanding tags in a template using values provided in a hash or object. We call it "logic-less" because there are no if statements, else clauses, or for loops. Instead there are only tags. Some tags are replaced with a value, some nothing, and others a series of values.

      What is Pug?

      This project was formerly known as "Jade." Pug is a high performance template engine heavily influenced by Haml and implemented with JavaScript for Node.js and browsers.

      What is Slim Lang?

      Slim is a template language whose goal is to reduce the view syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. It started as an exercise to see how much could be removed from a standard html template (<, >, closing tags, etc...). As more people took an interest in Slim, the functionality grew and so did the flexibility of the syntax.

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      What are some alternatives to Mustache, Pug, and Slim Lang?
      Handlebars.js is an extension to the Mustache templating language created by Chris Wanstrath. Handlebars.js and Mustache are both logicless templating languages that keep the view and the code separated like we all know they should be.
      TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
      Facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation
      It is a full featured template engine for Python. It has full unicode support, an optional integrated sandboxed execution environment, widely used and BSD licensed.
      Hogan.js is a 3.4k JS templating engine developed at Twitter. Use it as a part of your asset packager to compile templates ahead of time or include it in your browser to handle dynamic templates.
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