# PODNAME: Text::Template::Simple::API



=encoding UTF-8

=head1 NAME


=head1 VERSION

version 0.91


   use Text::Template::Simple;
   my $tts = Text::Template::Simple->new();
   print $tts->compile( $FILEHANDLE );
   print $tts->compile('Hello, your perl is at <%= $^X %>');
   print $tts->compile(
            'hello.tts', # the template file
            [ name => 'Burak', location => 'Istanbul' ]

Where C<hello.tts> has this content:

   <% my %p = @_; %>
   Hello <%= $p{name} %>,
   I hope it's sunny in <%= $p{location} %>.
   Local time is <%= scalar localtime time %>


This is a simple template module. There is no extra template/mini 
language. Instead, it uses Perl as a template language. Templates
can be cached on disk or inside the memory via internal cache 
manager. It is also possible to use static/dynamic includes,
pass parameters to includes and allpt filters on them.

=head1 NAME

Text::Template::Simple::API - Simple text template engine API reference

=head1 METHODS

=head2 new

Creates a new template object and accepts several parameters.

=head3 add_args

ARRAYref. Can be used to add a global parameter list to the templates.

   $tts = Text::Template::Simple->new(
      add_args => [qw(foo bar baz)],

and then you can fetch them inside any template that is compiled with 
C<$tts> object:

      my $foo = shift;
      my $bar = shift;
      my $baz = shift;
   Foo is <%=$foo%>. Bar is <%=$bar%>. Baz is <%=$baz%>

But it'll be logical to combine it with C<header> parameter:

   $tts = Text::Template::Simple->new(
      header   => q~my $foo = shift;my $bar = shift;my $baz = shift;~,
      add_args => [qw(foo bar baz)],

and then you can use it inside any template that is compiled with 
C<$tts> object without manually fetching all the time:

   Foo is <%=$foo%>. Bar is <%=$bar%>. Baz is <%=$baz%>

Can be useful, if you want to define a default object:

   $tts = Text::Template::Simple->new(
      header   => q~my $self = shift;~,
      add_args => [$my_default_object],

and then you can use it inside any template that is compiled with 
C<$tts> object without manually fetching:

   Foo is <%= $self->{foo} %>. Test: <%= $self->method('test') %>

=head3 cache

Pass this with a true value if you want the cache feature.
In-memory cache will be used unless you also pass a L</cache_dir>

=head3 cache_dir

If you want disk-based cache, set this parameter to a valid
directory path. You must also set L</cache> to a true value.

=head3 capture_warnings

If enabled, the warnings generated by the template will be added to the end
of the output. This option is disabled by default.

=head3 delimiters

Must be an array ref containing the two delimiter values: 
the opening delimiter and the closing delimiter:

   $tts = Text::Template::Simple->new(
      delimiters => ['<?perl', '?>'],

Default values are C<< <% >> and C<< %> >>. 

=head3 header

This is a string containing global elements (global to this particular
object) for templates. You can define some generally accessible variables
with this:

   $tts = Text::Template::Simple->new(
      header => q~ my $foo = "bar"; ~,

and then you can use it (without defining) inside any template that 
is compiled with C<$tts> object:

   Foo is <%=$foo%>

=head3 include_paths

An ARRAY reference. If you want to use relative file paths when
compiling/including template files, add the paths of the templates with
this parameter.

=head3 iolayer

This option does not have any effect under perls older than C<5.8.0>.
Set this to C<utf8> (no initial colon) if your I/O is C<UTF-8>. 
Not tested with other encodings.

=head3 monolith

Controls the behavior when using includes. If this is enabled, the template
and all it's includes will be compiled into a single document. If C<monolith>
is disabled, then the includes will be compiled individually into separate

If you need to pass the main template variables (C<my> vars) into dynamic
includes, then you need to enable this option. However, if you are using the
cache, then the included templates will not be updated automatically.

C<monolith> is disabled by default.

=head3 pre_chomp

   use Text::Template::Simple::Constants qw( :chomp );
   $pre = CHOMP_NONE; # no chomp
   $pre = CHOMP_ALL;  # remove all whitespace
   $pre = COLLAPSE_ALL; # replace all ws with a single space
   $tts = Text::Template::Simple->new(
      pre_chomp => $pre,

=head3 post_chomp

   use Text::Template::Simple::Constants qw( :chomp );
   $post = CHOMP_NONE; # no chomp
   $post = CHOMP_ALL;  # remove all whitespace
   $post = COLLAPSE_ALL; # replace all ws with a single space
   $tts = Text::Template::Simple->new(
      post_chomp => $post,

=head3 safe

Set this to a true value if you want to execute the template
code in a safe compartment. Disabled by default and highly 
experimental. This option can also disable some template 

If you want to enable some unsafe conditions, you have to define 
C<Text::Template::Simple::Compiler::Safe::permit> sub in
your controller code and return a list of permitted opcodes
inside that sub:

   sub Text::Template::Simple::Compiler::Safe::permit {
      my $class = shift;
      return qw(:default :subprocess); # enable backticks and system

If this is not enough for you, you can define the safe compartment
all by yourself by defining 

   sub Text::Template::Simple::Compiler::Safe::object {
      require Safe;
      my $safe = Safe->new('Text::Template::Simple::Dummy');
      return $safe;

C<:default>, C<require> and C<caller> are enabled opcodes, unless you 
define your own. You have to disable C<strict> option
to disable C<require> opcode. Disabling C<caller> will also make
your C<require>/C<use> calls die in perl 5.9.5 and later.

See L<Safe> and especially L<Opcode> for opcode lists and 
other details.

=head3 stack

This option enables caller stack tracing for templates. The generated
list is sent to C<warn>. So, it is possible to capture
this data with a signal handler. See L<Text::Template::Simple::Caller>
for available options.

It is also possible to send the output to the template output buffer, if you
append C<:buffer> to the type of the C<stack> option:

   $tts = Text::Template::Simple->new(
      stack => 'string:buffer',

C<html_comment> is the same as C<string> except that it also includes HTML
comment markers. C<text_table> needs the optional module C<Text::Table>.

This option is also available to all templates as a function named
C<stack> for individual stack dumping. See L<Text::Template::Simple::Dummy>
for more information.

=head3 strict

If has a true value, the template will be compiled under strict.
Enabled by default.

=head3 taint_mode

You need to run your template controller with the C<-T> flag enabled. Then
you can set various taint mode options.

   use Text::Template::Simple::Constants qw(:taint);
   my $tmode = TAINT_CHECK_FH_READ;
   my $restrict = Text::Template::Simple->new( taint_mode => $tmode );

With the C<:taint> key, you'll get access to these constants (bitwise flags):

   TAINT_CHECK_NORMAL    * Default
   TAINT_CHECK_WINDOWS   Some tests are disabled under Windows OS. Enable them
   TAINT_CHECK_FH_READ   FH must only be readable by the current user

To have a more strict taint test:


However, note that this'll cause failures unless file mode is C<600>. And it
will cause failures on Windows.

=head3 verbose_errors

If enabled, you'll get both the parsed structure and a tidied version of it in
the error messages. Disabled by default.

=head3 warn_ids

If enabled, the module will warn you about compile steps using 
template ids. You must both enable this and the cache. If
cache is disabled, no warnings will be generated.

=head2 compile DATA [, FILL_IN_PARAM, OPTIONS]

Compiles the template you have passed and manages template cache,
if you've enabled cache feature. Then it returns the compiled template.
Accepts three different types of data as the first parameter; 
a reference to a filehandle (C<GLOB>), a string or a file path 
(path to the template file).

=head3 First parameter (DATA)

The first parameter can take four different values; a filehandle,
a string, a file path or explicit type definition via an ARRAY reference.
Distinguishing filehandles are easy, since
they'll be passed as a reference (but see the bareword issue below).
So, the only problem is distinguishing strings and file paths. 
C<compile> first checks if the string length is equal or less than
255 characters and then tests if a file with this name exists. If
all these tests fail, the string will be treated as the template 

=head4 File paths

You can pass a file path as the first parameter:

   $text = $tts->compile('/my/templates/test.tts');

=head4 Strings

You can pass a string as the first parameter:

   $text = $tts->compile(q~
   <%for my $i (0..10) {%>
      counting <%=$i%>...

=head4 Filehandles

C<GLOB>s must be passed as a reference. If you are using bareword 
filehandles, be sure to pass it's reference or it'll be treated as a 
file path and your code will probably C<die>:

   open MYHANDLE, '/path/to/foo.tts' or die "Error: $!";
   $text = $tts->compile(\*MYHANDLE); # RIGHT.
   $text = $tts->compile( *MYHANDLE); # WRONG. Recognized as a file path
   $text = $tts->compile(  MYHANDLE); # WRONG. Ditto. Dies under strict

or use the standard C<IO::File> module:

   use IO::File;
   my $fh = IO::File->new;
   $fh->open('/path/to/foo.tts', 'r') or die "Error: $!";
   $text = $tts->compile($fh);

or you can use lexicals inside C<open> if you don't care about 
compatibility with older perl:

   open my $fh, '/path/to/foo.tts' or die "Error: $!";
   $text = $tts->compile($fh);

Filehandles will B<not> be closed.

=head4 Explicit Types

Pass an arrayref containing the type and the parameter to disable guessing
and forcing the type:

   $text = $tts->compile( [ FILE   => '/path/to/my.tts'] );
   $text = $tts->compile( [ GLOB   => \*MYHANDLE] );
   $text = $tts->compile( [ STRING => 'I am running under <%= $] %>'] );

Type can be one of these: C<FILE>, C<GLOB>, C<STRING>.


An arrayref. Everything inside this will be accessible from the 
usual  C<@_> array inside templates.

=head3 OPTIONS

A hashref. Several template specific options can be set with
this parameter.

=head4 id

Controls the cache id generation. Can be useful, if you want to 
pass your own template id. If false or set to C<AUTO>, internal
mechanisms will be used to generate template keys.

=head4 map_keys

This will change the compiler behavior. If you enable this,
you can construct templates like this:

   This is "<%foo%>", that is "<%bar%>" and the other is "<%baz%>"

i.e.: only  the key names can be used instead of perl constructs.
and as you can see, "C<< <% >>" is used instead of "C<< <%= >>". 
C<map_keys> also disables usage of perl constructs. Only bare words 
can be used and you don't have to I<fetch> parameters via C<@_> 
inside the template. Here is an example:

   $text = $tts->compile(
            q~This is "<%foo%>", that is "<%bar%>" 
              and the other is "<%baz%>"~,
               foo => "blah 1",
               bar => "blah 2",
               baz => "blah 3",
               map_keys => 1

Can be good (and simple) for compiling i18n texts. If you don't use 
C<map_keys>, the above code must be written as:

   $text = $tts->compile(
            q~<%my(%l) = @_%>This is "<%=$l{foo}%>", that is "<%=$l{bar}%>" 
              and the other is "<%=$l{baz}%>"~,
               foo => "blah 1",
               bar => "blah 2",
               baz => "blah 3",

If C<map_keys> is set to 'init', then the uninitialized values 
will be initialized to an empty string. But beware; C<init> may cloak 
template errors. It'll silence I<uninitialized> warnings, but
can also make it harder to detect template errors.

If C<map_keys> is set to 'check', then the compiler will check for
the key's existence and check if it is defined or not.

=head4 chkmt

If you are using file templates (i.e.: not FH or not string) and you 
set this to a true value, modification time of templates will be checked
and compared for template change.

=head2 cache

Returns the L<Text::Template::Simple::Cache> object.

=head2 io

Returns the L<Text::Template::Simple::IO> object.

=head2 connector

Returns the class name of the supplied connector.

=head2 class_id

Returns a class identifier.


These are all global (i.e.: not local to any particular object).

=head2 DEBUG

Used to enable/disable debugging. Debug information 
is generated as warnings:

   Text::Template::Simple->DEBUG(1); # enable
   Text::Template::Simple->DEBUG(0); # disable
   Text::Template::Simple->DEBUG(2); # more verbose

C<DEBUG> is disabled by default.

=head2 DIGEST

Returns the digester object:

   $digester = Text::Template::Simple->DIGEST;
   print $digester->add($data)->hexdigest;


Cache manager has two working modes. It can use disk files or
memory for the storage. Memory based cache is far more faster
than disk cache.

The template text is first parsed and compiled into an anonymous
perl sub source. Then an unique key is generated from your source 
data (you can by-pass key generation phase if you supply your own id 

If in-memory cache is used, the perl source will be 
compiled into an anonymous sub inside the in-memory cache hash
and this compiled version will be used instead of continiously
parsing/compiling the same template.

If disk cache is used, a template file with the "C<.tts.cache>"
extension will be generated on the disk.

Using cache is recommended under persistent environments like 
C<mod_perl> and C<PerlEx>.

In-memory cache can use two or three times more space than disk-cache, 
but it is far more faster than disk cache. Disk cache can also be slower
than no-cache for small templates, since there is a little overhead 
when generating unique keys with the L</DIGESTER> and also there will
be a disk I/O. There is a modification time check option for disk
based templates (see L<compile|"compile DATA [, FILL_IN_PARAM, OPTIONS]">).


Cache keys are generated with one of these modules:


SHA algorithm seems to be more reliable for key generation, but
md5 is widely available and C<Digest::MD5> is in CORE.


=head2 tts [ NEW_ARGS, ] COMPILE_ARGS

This function is a wrapper around the L<Text::Template::Simple> object. It
creates it's own temporary object behind the scenes and can be used for
quick Perl one-liners for example. Using this function other than testing is
not recommended.

C<NEW_ARGS> is optional and must be a hashref containing the parameters to
L</new>. C<COMPILE_ARGS> is a list and everything it contains will be passed
to the L</compile> method.

It is possible to import this function to your namespace:

   use Text::Template::Simple qw( tts );
   print tts("<%= scalar localtime time %>");
   print tts( { strict => 1 }, "<%= scalar localtime time %>");

=begin EXPERTS

How to add your own tokens into Text::Template::Simple?

   use strict;
   use Text::Template::Simple;
   use Text::Template::Simple::Constants qw( T_MAXID );
   use constant DIR_CMD     => '$';
   use constant T_DIRECTIVE => T_MAXID + 1;
   # first, register our handler for unknown tokens
   my $t = Text::Template::Simple->new( user_thandler => \&thandler );
   print $t->compile( q{ Testing: <%$ PROCESS some.tts %> } );
   # then describe how to handle "our" commands
   sub Text::Template::Simple::Tokenizer::commands {
      my $self = shift;
         # cmd      id           callback
         [ DIR_CMD, T_DIRECTIVE, 'trim'   ],
   # we can now use some black magic
   sub thandler {
      my($self, $id ,$str, $h) = @_;
      # $h is the wrapper handler. it has two handlers: capture & raw
      return $h->{raw}->( "id($id) cmd($str)" );


=head1 CAVEATS

Taint checking on filehandles have limited tests under Windows. Since file
permission is always C<0666>, g-o read & g-o write tests are disabled under
Windows and g-o read taint checking is also disabled by default on all
platforms. However, it is possible to force to enable those. See L<taint_mode>
for more information.

C<monolith> option can not be used with interpolated includes. You'll need to
use the C<SHARE> commad instead to explicitly share variables with includes.

=head1 SEE ALSO


=head1 AUTHOR

Burak Gursoy <burak@cpan.org>


This software is copyright (c) 2004 by Burak Gursoy.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under
the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.