Haml VS Mustache

Compare Haml vs Mustache and see what are their differences.


HTML Abstraction Markup Language - A Markup Haiku (by haml)


Logic-less Ruby templates. (by mustache)
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Haml Mustache
12 3
3,679 2,867
0.6% 0.7%
2.7 0.0
about 1 month ago 8 days ago
Ruby Ruby
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Haml. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-20.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Mustache. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-07.
  • Top 7 template engines for Node JS 2022
    5 projects | dev.to | 7 Jul 2022
    Mustache is used mainly for mobile and web applications, it has a very big community as its the most popular JavaScript template engine means that if you face any error on Mustache then its solutions are easily available and along with that it is Open source its Github repository name is https://github.com/Mustache/Mustache
  • How to use Scala Twirl template engine standalone, without Play Framework
    3 projects | dev.to | 29 Jun 2021
    I recently had to generate multiple configuration files for Apache httpd server. My first choice was Apache Module mod_macro, however, it has too many limitations. My second choice was to use mustache templates and I was super excited that it is also available in bash! Everything seems great until I attempted to use arrays, and it did not work. Most likely because it was implemented for Bash 3.x which is 10 years old. I did not want to mess with my environment by adding or switching to older version of Bash. Because Scala is my weapon of choice, I decided for my third attempt, to try solving this problem using Scala and Twirl templating engine. I know it might seem like an overkill, however, my previous choices have failed me, so I wanted my next attempt to be the final one! 😎

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Haml and Mustache you can also consider the following projects:

Liquid - Liquid markup language. Safe, customer facing template language for flexible web apps.

Slim - Slim is a template language whose goal is to reduce the syntax to the essential parts without becoming cryptic.

Hamlit - High Performance Haml Implementation

Sanitize - Ruby HTML and CSS sanitizer.

Tilt - Generic interface to multiple Ruby template engines

Arbre - An Object Oriented DOM Tree in Ruby

Curly - The Curly template language allows separating your logic from the structure of your HTML templates.

LaTeXML-Ruby - A Ruby wrapper for LaTeXML