Using Text::Xslate as an alternative to Template::Toolkit?

David Miller justdave at
Wed Mar 7 22:14:47 UTC 2012

Byron Jones wrote on 3/6/12 11:29 PM:
> Frédéric Buclin wrote:
>> But someone replied to me privately that there is one possible
>> alternative to TT, which is the Text::Xslate module, available on CPAN:
>> [...]
>> In mod_cgi environment, this module is only 1.5 times faster than TT,
>> based on their benchmarks.
> for bugzilla with mod_cgi those gains will probably be lost by the
> overhead moose/mouse adds.
> for mod_perl, we don't currently cache anything between requests; it may be better to investigate retaining compiled templates across requests, as well as looking into a backend (backed by mod_perl or memcached) for caching generated html fragments between requests.

We do a lot of user-specific stuff...  gotta wonder how much of the
caching is negated by the amount of data we throw at the templates which
changes for every user that looks at it...

Dave Miller                         
System Administrator, Mozilla Corporation
Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System

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