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Template::Toolkit - Template processing system


    $ perldoc Template              # docs for the Template Perl module

    $ perldoc Template::Manual      # Template Toolkit manual


The Template Toolkit is a collection of Perl modules which implement a fast, flexible, powerful and extensible template processing system.

It was originally designed and remains primarily useful for generating dynamic web content. Howver it can be used equally well for processing any other kind of text based documents including HTML, XML, POD, PostScript, LaTeX and plain old text.

The Template::Manual documentation contains further information about the Template Toolkit and a full reference of all the features, directives, configuration options and so on.

    $ perldoc Template::Manual

The Template module is the front-end to the Template Toolkit for Perl programmers. The documentation for that module relates specifically to using the module from Perl programs.

    $ perldoc Template

Please note that there is no Template::Toolkit Perl module, just this documentation pointing people to the right place.

You're welcome to refer to TT as "Template Toolkit" or "Template::Toolkit" if you prefer. The official line is that we talk about the "Template Toolkit" software and the "Template" Perl module. But we're not the kind of officials who would get all official on you.

You don't need to be a Perl programmer to use the Template Toolkit. The tpage and ttree scripts allow you to process templates from the command line. See the documentation for those scripts for further information.

    $ perldoc tpage
    $ perldoc ttree

Finally, don't forget to check out the Template Toolkit web site.


Yes, we know it doesn't look very pretty and should use CSS instead of tables for layout. We'll have a shiny new web site when TT3 is released. In case you're wondering, that'll be on Tuesday some time shortly after lunch...


Andy Wardley <abw@wardley.org>



2.75, distributed as part of the Template Toolkit version 2.18, released on 09 February 2007.


  Copyright (C) 1996-2007 Andy Wardley.  All Rights Reserved.

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


Template, Template::Manual