The Parts Of Template Library Actually Used In Slash Code
Knowing this can save some time reading docs.
The template language keywords are always first and appear to be always uppercase. The normal variables all appear to be lowercase.
Most commonly used feature
The most commonly used feature is simply using the template library to print a variables value
The specific template library keywords found in Slash templates
(the numbers roughly correspond to frequency of use)
1 ELSE 1 FOR 1 INCLUDE 2 ELSE 3 BLOCK 3 FOREACH 3 SWITCH 4 ELSIF 4 FOR 6 UNLESS 8 END 8 PROCESS 72 CASE 176 IF
Most of these are common straightforward programming constructs, except:
BLOCK - (man Template::Manual::Directives)
The "BLOCK"..."END" construct can be used to define template component blocks which can be processed with the "INCLUDE", "PROCESS" and "WRAPPER" directives. [% BLOCK tabrow %] <tr> <td>[% name %]<td> <td>[% email %]</td> </tr> [% END %] <table> [% PROCESS tabrow name='Fred' email@example.com' %] [% PROCESS tabrow name='Alan' firstname.lastname@example.org' %] </table> A "BLOCK" definition can be used before it is defined, as long as the definition resides in the same file. The block definition itself does not generate any output.
PROCESS - (man Template::Manual::Directives)
The PROCESS directive is similar to "INCLUDE" but does not perform any localisation of variables before processing the template. Any changes made to variables within the included template will be visible in the including template." from man Template::Manual::Directives