how to delay interpolation of template strings?

Domenic Denicola d at
Tue Dec 16 07:26:52 PST 2014

You want templates, which is something provided by many libraries (Handlebars, etc.). The language provides template strings as a syntactic feature.

Templates and template strings are very different. Don’t be fooled by the name into thinking that templates are some sort of natural feature addition to template strings; they’re in fact a different concept altogether.

From: es-discuss [mailto:es-discuss-bounces at] On Behalf Of Niloy Mondal
Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 06:48
To: Andrea Giammarchi
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Subject: Re: how to delay interpolation of template strings?

Can this be considered for a feature request? Provision in the language to dynamically construct template strings and interpolate them.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 4:48 PM, Andrea Giammarchi <andrea.giammarchi at<mailto:andrea.giammarchi at>> wrote:
irony ... I think you would need to evaluate the template string inline in order to interpolate its result ...


you just go for this method which also works down to ES3 engine:


On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 10:01 AM, Niloy Mondal <niloy.mondal84 at<mailto:niloy.mondal84 at>> wrote:
Thanks, this would work.

How can I construct a template string dynamically? Like reading the template from a file/database and then interpolate it.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 2:29 PM, Claude Pache <claude.pache at<mailto:claude.pache at>> wrote:

Le 16 déc. 2014 à 09:27, Niloy Mondal <niloy.mondal84 at<mailto:niloy.mondal84 at>> a écrit :

I want to define a template string using backquotes in a different file and then have it interpolated with actual values in a different file. How can I do it?

Just enclose it in a function:

   function foo(a) {
        return `some template ${a}`

    foo("bar") // will evaluate `some template ${"bar"}`


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