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A small collection of useful helpers for Handlebars.js
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Handlebars Helpers

A small collection of useful helpers for Handlebars.js.

Build Status

This version includes a (very) large API change. Use version 1.1.0 if you'd prefer the "classic" style.

To use, just include helpers.js after you include Handlebars. Or, if you're using AMD/Node, just require the file.

Provided Helpers

The old if_eq, if_gt, unless_gte etc. helpers are now replaced with a much cleaner is helper.

Comparisons

Given one argument, is acts exactly like if:

{{#is x}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}

Given two arguments, is compares the two are equal (a non-strict, == comparison, so 5 == '5' is true)

{{#is x y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}

Given three arguments, the second argument becomes the comparator.

{{#is x "not" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}
{{#is 5 ">=" 2}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}

Several comparators are built-in:

  • == (same as not providing a comparator)
  • !=
  • not (alias for !=)
  • ===
  • !==
  • >
  • >=
  • <
  • <=
  • in (check a value exists in either a comma-separated string, or an array, see below)
// Loose equality checking
{{#is x y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}
{{#is x "==" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}

{{#is x "!=" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}
{{#is x "not" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}

// Strict equality checking
{{#is x "===" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}
{{#is x "!==" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}

// Greater/Less Than
{{#is x ">" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}
{{#is x ">=" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}

{{#is x "<" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}
{{#is x "<=" y}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}

// In comma separated list, or array
{{#is x "in" "foo,bar"}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}
{{#is x "in" anArray}} ... {{else}} ... {{/is}}

Registering Custom is comparators

You can extend the provided comparators by registering your own, like so:

// in browser
HandlebarsHelpersRegistry.add('same', function (left, right) { return left === right; });

// with AMD/Node
var HandlebarsHelpersRegistry = require('path/to/helpers');
HandlebarsHelpersRegistry.add('same', function (left, right) { return left === right; });

// usage
var template = '{{#is x "same" y}} Are the same {{else}} Not the same {{/is}}';
Handlebars.compile(template)({ x: 5, y: '5' }); // => " Not the same "

Logging

Log one or multiple values to the console:

{{log foo bar}}

Log one or multiple values to the console, with the current context:

{{debug foo bar}}

nl2br

Convert new lines (\r\n, \n\r, \r, \n) to line breaks

{{nl2br description}}
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