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Stupy, A Template Engine Extension for PHP

Postby stupy677 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:09 am

You can read this origin manual on github:

Stupy is a template engine for php written as c-extension.

Main Features
1. Stupy generate opcode directly, simple and efficient
2. Template syntax is consistent with php
3. Compatible with basic Smarty

Stupy's lexer and parser is based on Zend Compiler
The view class is based on Yaf_Simple_View of Yaf

Latest:git clone
Currently, Stupy only support php 5.3, 5.4, and no windows version.
Stupy is tested sufficiently, memory leak detected and been verified on product environment, the first and newest release version is 1.0.0 beta.

If you have been compiled another php extension, then Stupy is similar, if not, please take it easy, very simple:
cd stupy-1.0.0
make install
and then add in the php.ini, then restart php

Quick Start
php :
$view = new StupyTpl();
$view->assign("content", "Hello world!");


Hello World!

Template Syntax
we use this php script for all below example: (the output section may different from the origin output with some spaces or newline)
$view = new StupyTpl();
$view->assign("arr", array(
"key1" => "value111",
"key2" => "value222",
$view->assign("n", 10);
// you can also assign a variable like this:
$view->max = 100;

// you can set the tpl file path, it must be a absolute path
// $view->setScriptPath("/path/to/tpl/");
// equal to:
// echo $view->render("main.tpl");
// echo $view->eval( file_get_contents("main.tpl") );

1. Basics
aa{* comment here *}bb {* template comment *}
{$n} {* print a variable, the left and right
delimiter of Stupy is { and }, and cannot redefined *}
{$arr[0]} {* print a element of array *}
{$arr.key2} {* .(dot) is use for element reference in Stupy,
instead of string concatenation
this is different from php *}
{literal}{$a}{if}{/literal} {* contents between literal are not parsed *}
{lit}{$b}{else}{/lit} {* shorthand of literal *}
{ldelim}ccc{rdelim} {* print the delimiter itself *}
{ ldelim} {* empty character is not allowed after left delim,
or it will be parsed as plain text *}

{ ldelim}

2. Compound
{$n + 1}
{$n * 2}
{abs($n) + 10}
{(3 > 4) ? $n : $max} {* any expr have return value can be print *}
{? $n += 10 } {* only assign, not print *}
{? $n += 10 ?} {* if you like symmetry *}
{? $n+=++$n+$n++; ?} {* in fact, {??} is equivalent to <?php ?> *}
$n: {$n} {* $n should have been xxx *}

$n: 94

3. if else
{if $n >= 100}
data data
{else if $n >= 10}
data data data data data
no data

data data data data data

4. foreach
{foreach ($arr as $key => $item)} {* branckets can be omitted *}
{* you can use else for a foreach,
if $arr is equal to false,
then output 'arr is empty' in current context
arr is empty


5. for
{for ($i = 0; $i < 3; $i++)} {* branckets can not be omitted
there is no else statement *}
$i({$i}) say hi to his little brother $j

$i(0) say hi to his little brother $j
$i(1) say hi to his little brother $j
$i(2) say hi to his little brother $j

6. for-in
{for ($key => $item in $arr)} {* branckets can be omitted *}
{* you can use else for a for-in,
if $arr is equal to false,
then output 'arr is empty' in current context
arr is empty


7. modifier
modifier is function call with the form of pipeline
function name at right of |, param1 at left of |
param2, param3 ... append to the function name separated by a colon
Stupy system modifers: default, e, df

a). system modifier
{$a|default:"aaaaa"} {* if param1($a in current context) is empty
then output the param2("aaaaa" in current
context) of the modifier *}
{$a|default:aaaaa} {* the Stupy modifier param parse an constant as a string,
it means quotes can be omitted *}

{? $s = "<html>'\"</html>"}
{$s|e} {* means: htmlentities($s, ENT_QUOTES, "UTF-8"); *}
{? $flag = ENT_NOQUOTES} {* the Stupy modifier param parse an constant as a string,
so we need a variable for arg pass throught *}
{$s|e:$flag:"UTF-8"} {* means: htmlentities($s, $flag, "UTF-8"); *}

{"1234567890"|df} {* shorthand of date_format *}
{"1234567890"|df:"Y-m-d"} {* use date() format *}
{"1234567890"|df:"%m-%d %H:%M"} {* use strftime() format *}
2009-02-14 07:31
02-14 07:31

b). call php build-in function
{"\n"|nl2br|substr:1:2} {* multi modifier *}
<br /><br />

c). user define modifier
.e.g {$arr|mod1:aaa:bbb}
you need to provide a function name mod1 or stupy_mod_mod1.
function stupy_mod_mod1($param1, $param2, $param3) {
// $param1,$param2,$param3 will in turn receive $arr, "aaa", "bbb"
if it's not multi modifier or current modifier is at far right
the return will be print,
otherwise, the return use as param1 of next modifier(its right one)
if the function is not exist while Stupy parsing,
Stupy will try autoload according to the static options configure,
please refer to the static options described at the end,
tpl_mod_pattern and tpl_mod_file_pattern.

8. function
The function call. Stupy does not provide system function, it is only for extending.
.e.g {funca p1="1111" p2="2222" p3="3333"}
you need to provide a function name funca or stupy_mod_funca
function stupy_mod_funca($p) {
// $p receive array("p1" => "1111", "p2" => "2222", "p3" => "3333")
the return will be print
the same as user define modifier
Stupy's template syntax is consistent with php,
the function param inherits the flexibility of PHP array,
so you can call it like this:
{funca "1111" "2222" "3333"}
// $p rece array("1111", "2222", "3333" )
{funca "1111" p2="2222" "3333"}
// $p rece array("1111", "p2" => "2222", "3333" )
Notice: you can call a php function like a Stupy function, but it is deprecated.
For example: {count $arr} print 1, rather than 3, because of count receive array($arr).
In this case, use basics syntax {count($arr)}, or modifier syntax {$arr|count}

9. tag
tag's invocation same as function, it can be considered a special type of function, this type of function does not require a calculation same as the usual sense, it is just some sub-template parsing.
Stupy system tags: js, options
a). system tag
{js "www/js/funcs.js"}
<select name="name1">
{? $selected = "value2"}
{options array("value1" => "label1", "value2" => "label2") $selected}
<script language="javascript" src="www/js/funcs.js"></script>
<select name="name1">
<option value="value1">label1</option>
<option value="value2" selected="selected">label2</option>

b). user define tag
StupyTpl::setTag(tag_name, tag_content);
similar to the function,the sub-tpl(tag_content) will receive $p
For example:
system tag js is equivalent to:
StupyTpl::setTag('js', '<script language="javascript" src="{$p[0]}"></script>');
system tag options is equivalent to:
StupyTpl::setTag('js', '{foreach $p[0] as $k => $v}
<option value="{$k}"{if $p[1] == $k} selected="selected"{/if}>{$v}</option>

c). user define system tag
system tag are inited while php is loading,
these tags inited only one time but not every request.
aa). set in php.ini: stupy.tpl_tags = /path/stupy_tags.tpl
bb). the tags file format please refer to tests/plugins/stupy_tags.tpl, in the source directory.

Notice: tag takes precedence over function, if both are defined with the same name, this name parse as tag.
user define tag must be defined before the stupy parsing, if not, according to the priority, we will find the same name function, if function no exist, then try the function autoload.

10. include
header header header
footer footer footer
{include "header.tpl"}
{include file="header.tpl"}
Hello world!
{include "footer.tpl"}
header header header
header header header
Hello world
footer footer footer

11. function-t-z
function-t-z is another special type of function, the function name is only one character from t to z.
unlike common function, function-t-z not parse param, all the characters after the function name will be passed as a param.
function-t-z design for language translation, as well as for the interface of parser.
function-t-z takes precedence over function and tag.

12. static options
Stupy provides several run-time config, all are static option for the global StupyTpl class, but not a certain instance.
StupyTpl::setStaticOption(option_name, option_value);
all options:
tpl_mod_pattern, string
default: stupy_mod_%s
the pattern of user define modifier/function's function name, must contain(at most) a %s,used to fill the mod name

tpl_mod_file_pattern, string
default: {currently executing php script directory}/stupy_mod_%s.php
the pattern of user define modifier/function's file name, must contain(at most) a %s,used to fill the mod name

tpl_opti_spaces, int
default: 0
whether to optimize the extra spaces automately.

tpl_include_dir, string
default: {currently parsing template file directory}
the path that 'include' use for load.
tpl_include_dir will be synchronized to the same path while StupyTpl::setScriptPath()

tpl_include_extend, int
default: 1
include mode (0: include, 1: check+warning, 2: check, 3: extend)
if no opcode cache module is enabled, this flag is useless
or, when sub tpl is modified after cached, we have to choice to use the cache or use a include command to recompiled sub tpl.
include means sub tpl use php include, compile every time.
extend means sub tpl compiled into top tpl, then they all be cached.
check means we will compare the mtime at every request, if the cache is expired then force include (a warning triggered, if tpl_include_extend is 1).
Efficency: extend > check > include
Notice: In the case of opcode cache is enabled, it may be necessary to restart the php when you modify this option.
For example, tpl_include_extend is 3 before modified, and the sub tpl is already cached, regardless of what value the tpl_include_extend be modified to, we will always get the cache before we restart php.

use_request_time, int
default: 1
Whether use the sapi's request time instead of time()

tpl_suppress, int
default: E_NOTICE
php error type to be suppressed

tpl_tag_symbol, int
default: 1
whether use seperate symbol table while tag_content excuting

13. BUGS
a. In php5.3, use ob_start in tpl while render or eval(in {??} or a function), will cause the output exception.
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