2013-11-23: Serpent 2.0.0 (the latest and greatest) is now available.
- made it PSR-0 compatible and Composer friendly (https://packagist.org/packages/mcsodbrenner/serpent) and added an PSR-0 autoloader for people which does not use Composer or an PSR-0 autoloader.
- added specific Exceptions.
- compilers are not longer plugins and not changeable. If you want to integrate other compilers just use mappings.
- resources are not longer plugins and have to be injected with
- own resources have to implement the interface
- in mappings you have now direct access to the parameters via the array
- you can add your own mappings via
addMappings(). Now it is also possible to use anonymous functions.
- changed syntax for block. They are now also mappings, e.g.
- new mapping
:loop. It's like a for loop or a dynamic :repeat.
Serpent is a lightweight, compiling templating engine for PHP.
It was designed to seamlessly integrate into existing MVC frameworks and uses PHP itself as its template language, so you do not need to learn a new markup language. On the other side you get many improvements compared to pure PHP.
- PSR-0 and Composer compatible
- short syntax for php tags (shorter than PHPs own short tags wich are also possible)
- no additional markup language
- dot syntax for arrays (like Smarty)
- shortcuts for your own functions
- infinite horizontal and vertical template inheritance
- definable resources
- compiling engine for best performance
- E_STRICT compatible
- Unit tested
- template security
- caching system