Version: 7.x.x

Syntax Overview

Language Items

There are 5 types of language items in Squirrelly:

  • Global References are references to the data passed into the template.
    Example: {{someval}}
  • Helper References are references that helpers create for your use.
    Example: {{@index}}
  • Helpers are for logic in the template. Loops and conditionals are both implemented as native helpers, a special kind of helper that compiles into native JS code before rendering.
    Example: {{foreach(options.obj)}} Display something {{/foreach}}
  • Filters are for processing references. Escaping and trimming are done with filters, and you can define your own that do anything from capitalizing letters to emojifying strings.
    Example: {{someref | capitalize}}


Squirrelly takes inspiration from Mustache, Handlebars, Nunjucks, Swig, and many other great template engines.