Mustache vs Smarty: What are the differences?
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; Smarty: Template engine for PHP. Facilitating the separation of presentation (HTML/CSS) from application logic. This implies that PHP code is application logic, and is separated from the presentation.
Mustache and Smarty can be categorized as "Templating Languages & Extensions" tools.
Mustache is an open source tool with 13.2K GitHub stars and 2.31K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Mustache's open source repository on GitHub.