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I can think of a couple ways to get that result: First, you could put the other parts of your template in a different include file, and INSERT them. Since TT isn't going to do any processing on the inserted files, you will then have a template that you want.
Alternatively, you could escape out the template sequences in your main template, then when TT processes it, you'd have the template instructions ready.
It seems odd that you would need that, though. But I've never used it, so it wouldn't be obvious to me in any case.
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