Mustache vs Slim Lang: What are the differences?
What is Mustache? Logic-less templates. 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 Slim Lang? Template language whose goal is reduce the syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic. 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.
Mustache and Slim Lang can be categorized as "Templating Languages & Extensions" tools.
"Dead simple templating" is the primary reason why developers consider Mustache over the competitors, whereas "Easier to type and maintain than haml" was stated as the key factor in picking Slim Lang.
Mustache and Slim Lang are both open source tools. It seems that Mustache with 13.2K GitHub stars and 2.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Slim Lang with 4.84K GitHub stars and 473 GitHub forks.
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We use Mustache, a logic-less templating language, to represent our models as HTML. While ‘harnessing the full power of [INSERT YOUR FAVORITE LANGUAGE HERE] in your templates’ sounds like a good idea, it seems that in practice it requires a lot of developer discipline to maintain comprehensible code. We’ve been very happy with the ‘less is more’ approach of Mustache, which allows us to re-use template code without encouraging us to mingle it with our client logic and make a mess of things.
Mustache is a simple logicless template language.
It is lightweight, and currently suits my templating needs.
I use it, in lieu of things like React SSR etc.
We use Mustache to allow us to create easy and reusable templates on our sites.