[erlang-questions] What's the recommended template engine for web development with erlang?

Nick Gerakines <>
Wed Jan 21 09:32:50 CET 2009


I'm a real fan of Erltl and use it regularly. Erltl and mochiweb is a real win.

# Nick Gerakines

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 12:21 AM, Liu Yubao <> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Recently I started to learn web development in yaws, I don't
> like the way to embedded <erl> tag into html template file
> because my editor Vim doesn't support syntax highlight and auto
> indent for html and erlang at the same time, and I find the {ehtml, ...}
> expressions are too complicated if the templates are complicated.
>
> I googled the web and found these template engine:
>
> * template engine contained in erlang-web
>
>  Pros: erlang-web has many many features;
>  Cons: erlang-web use a customized tag like <wpart> that
>        html tidy reports error on the templates and it's not
>        friendly to preview the page layout;
>        It's said erlang-web doesn't support mochiweb yet (not serious for me).
>
> * erltl in erlyweb
>
>  I checkout erlyweb from google code and the building crashes, I haven't
>  figure out the reason.
>
>  Pros: erlyweb has many features;
>        templates are compiled to erlang modules;
>  Cons: seems it's not developed actively any more.
>
> * erldtl
>
>  Pros: The template notation seems good(I hate <newtag> and <%...%> :-)
>        templates are compiled to erlang modules;
>  Cons: not completed yet.
>
> * sgte
>
>  Pros: The template notation seems good.
>  Cons: It's said the templates are evaluated at runtime, so I'm worry
>        its performance.
>
> I hope somebody experienced can give some comments about them, thanks ahead!
>
>
> Best regards,
>
> Liu Yubao
>
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