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Text::Template let's you store templates in separate files.

  • the templates can be anything, typically pure text (like email message templates) or HTML.
  • the templates can include Perl code, between 2 matching { } (you can change the delimiter if you want to.
  • you can pass variables to the template, usually in a separate package (my variables won't be passed to the template)
  • you can trap errors when filling the standard with a custom handler.

Why use Text::Template

Warning: Text::Template is the only templating module I use, so I cannot compare it with other similar modules.

  • it works just fine, I never did anything too fancy with it, but I never found a bug in it
  • it is quite powerful: you can change the delimiters, evaluate the template in a safe environment, add custom code (like common subroutines) to existing templates...
  • the documentation is very good

Why NOT use Text::Template

  • you prefer an other module

Personal Notes

Text::Template is a no-brainer, it is powerful enough to handle most needs and won't cause you any trouble. Get it now!

In reply to Text::Template by mirod

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