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       Template::Tiny - Template Toolkit reimplemented in as little code as possible


         my $template = Template::Tiny->new(
             TRIM => 1,

         # Print the template results to STDOUT
         $template->process( <<'END_TEMPLATE', { foo => 'World' } );
         Hello [% foo %]!


       Template::Tiny is a reimplementation of a subset of the functionality from Template
       Toolkit in as few lines of code as possible.

       It is intended for use in light-usage, low-memory, or low-cpu templating situations, where
       you may need to upgrade to the full feature set in the future, or if you want the retain
       the familiarity of TT-style templates.

       For the subset of functionality it implements, it has fully-compatible template and stash
       API. All templates used with Template::Tiny should be able to be transparently upgraded to
       full Template Toolkit.

       Unlike Template Toolkit, Template::Tiny will process templates without a compile phase
       (but despite this is still quicker, owing to heavy use of the Perl regular expression

       Only the default "[% %]" tag style is supported.

       Both the "[%+ +%]" style explicit whitespace and the "[%- -%]" style explicit chomp are
       support, although the "[%+ +%]" version is unneeded in practice as Template::Tiny does not
       support default-enabled "PRE_CHOMP" or "POST_CHOMP".

       Variable expressions in the form "[% %]" are supported.

       Appropriate simple behaviours for "ARRAY" references, "HASH" references and objects are
       supported. "VMethods" such as [% array.length %] are not supported at this time.

       "IF", "ELSE" and "UNLESS" conditional blocks are supported, but only with simple "[% %]" conditions.

       Support for looping (or rather iteration) is available in simple "[% FOREACH item IN list
       %]" form is supported. Other loop structures are not supported. Because support for
       arbitrary or infinite looping is not available, Template::Tiny templates are not turing
       complete. This is intentional.

       All of the four supported control structures "IF"/"ELSE"/"UNLESS"/"FOREACH" can be nested
       to arbitrary depth.

       The treatment of "_private" hash and method keys is compatible with Template Toolkit,
       returning null or false rather than the actual content of the hash key or method.

       Anything beyond the above is currently out of scope.


         my $template = Template::Tiny->new(
             TRIM => 1,

       The "new" constructor is provided for compatibility with Template Toolkit.

       The only parameter it currently supports is "TRIM" (which removes leading and trailing
       whitespace from processed templates).

       Additional parameters can be provided without error, but will be ignored.

         # DEPRECATED: Return template results (emits a warning)
         my $text = $template->process( \$input, $vars );

         # Print template results to STDOUT
         $template->process( \$input, $vars );

         # Generate template results into a variable
         my $output = '';
         $template->process( \$input, $vars, \$output );

       The "process" method is called to process a template.

       The first parameter is a reference to a text string containing the template text. A
       reference to a hash may be passed as the second parameter containing definitions of
       template variables.

       If a third parameter is provided, it must be a scalar reference to be populated with the
       output of the template.

       For a limited amount of time, the old deprecated interface will continue to be supported.
       If "process" is called without a third parameter, and in scalar or list contest, the
       template results will be returned to the caller.

       If "process" is called without a third parameter, and in void context, the template
       results will be "print()"ed to the currently selected file handle (probably "STDOUT") for
       compatibility with Template.


       Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at


       For other issues, or commercial enhancement or support, contact the author.


       Adam Kennedy <>


       Config::Tiny, CSS::Tiny, YAML::Tiny


       Copyright 2009 - 2011 Adam Kennedy.

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.

       The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.