@firstname.lastname@example.org I’m coming from the Tornado world, so Tornado templates would be really great. Or Jinja, they’e quite close, although I like Tornado more. It’s been a while, though, that I heavily worked with them.
Looking around I found a few candiates that might be worth looking into. Haven’t tried any of them so far, though. I just looked at their dependencies, syntax and features.
I came across https://git.sr.ht/~dvko/extemplate which I believe is a must if one sticks to the standard library. It adds the
extends concept, which is heaps more natural to me instead of of keeping track of the relations and reparsing them manually myself. The
template.ParseFS(…) seems to be rather useless I have found. It doesn’t really work all that great. Or I was holding things wrong. I will give
extemplate a shot today regardless whether I stick with the default templates.
extemplates doesn’t have any other dependencies which is always a big plus in my book.
https://github.com/CloudyKit/jet/blob/master/docs/syntax.md looks fairly useable. It only uses one additional small third-party library which has no dependencies itself.
Zero dependencies for https://github.com/flosch/pongo2, a Django-inspired template engine. This is also close to Jinja templates.
https://github.com/valyala/quicktemplate is interesting as it compiles it into native Go code and claims to be very fast. Adds a bunch of dependencies.
A Jina-inspired template engine, that adds heaps of dependencies: https://github.com/noirbizarre/gonja I guess I have to compare Jinja and Djano before I know which syntax I generally like more. Probably would go with
gonja, just of the number of deps. But more investigation is needed.
Another Jinja2 with an even larger number of third party libraries is https://github.com/kluctl/go-jinja2. Seems to work on invoking Python under the hood eventually. So, yeah, most likely not this one.