Malt provides a factory framework for rendering a variety of template and markup document formats. Malt has a very object-oriented design utilizing separate engine adapter classes and format classes. This makes Malt easy to maintain, debug and extend, and thus more robust. In fact, Malt supports template caching and ERB compilation by default, which was very easy to implement thanks to it's clean design.
Malt.render(:file=>'foo.erb', :to=>:html, :data=>data)
data is a data source of some type. Malt will see
that the file is an ERB template and render it accordingly.
The output of this call will be the HTML String.
Where +data+ is a data source of some type. Malt will see that the file is an ERB template and render it accordingly.
To get the render text you simple need to provide the template or markup type.
#to_s method call. This is needed because #to_html
JRuby and Rubinus users: Not all template systems work with your Ruby.
Consequently not all of Malt will work either. Thankfully Malt only
requires template engines as they are needed, so it will work fine
in most cases. But, you will need to avoid engines that depend on compiled
code, such as
To install with RubyGems simply open a console and type:
$ gem install
Usiong Bundler add to your gem file.
For a site install you will need Ruby Setup and the compressed packages (tar.gz or zip usually). Uncompress the package cd into it and run setup.rb, e.g.
$ tar -xvzf malt-x.y.z.tgz $ cd malt-x.y.z.tgz $ sudo setup.rb
Copyright (c) 2010 Rubyworks
This program is ditributed under the terms of the BSD-2-Clause license.
See the LICENSE.txt file for details.