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Compile Haml files to JavaScript.

Getting Started

If you haven't used grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a gruntfile as well as install and use grunt plugins. Once you're familiar with that process, install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-haml --save-dev

Haml task

Run this task with the grunt haml command.

This task is a multi task so any targets, files and options should be specified according to the multi task documentation.



Type: string Default: js

Specifies the script language and compiler to use alongside HAML.

Accepts following values: coffee or js in which it will use haml-coffee or haml-js respectively.


Type: string Default: html

Specifies the target language to compile to.

Accepts the following values: js or html. For js the template is generated and for html the template is both generated and rendered into its resultant HTML.


Type: string Default: global

Specifies where to place the resultant template

Defined only for target == 'js'.


Type: string Default: window.HAML

Specifies the global object to store the compiled HAML templates in.

Defined only for target == 'js' and placement == 'global'.


Type: string Default: basename without extension of the input HAML file

Specifies the name to store the compiled HAML template as in the object specified by namespace.

With a name of 'apple' and a namespace of this._template, you'd get something like this:

window.HAML['apple'] =  function(locals) {
    // template code

Defined only for target == 'js' and placement == 'global'.


Type: object Default: {}

Specifies any module dependencies of the HAML file that must be loaded via the AMD define statement. These are automatically appended to if there are any require statements in the HAML code.

With the following HAML file:

!= require('path/to/other')()
%p Hello World

And the following options (in the Gruntfile.js):

haml: {
  compile: {
    files: // ...
    options: {
      dependencies: {
        $: 'jquery',
        _: 'underscore'

The resultant template would be something like this:

define(['jquery', 'underscore', 'path/to/other'], function($, _, other) {
    // template code

Defined only for target == 'js'.


Type: boolean Default: true

Compile the JavaScript without the top-level function safety wrapper.

Defined only for language == 'coffee' and target == 'js'.

Usage examples

haml: {
  one: {
    files: {
      // 1:1 compile
      'path/to/result.js': 'path/to/source.haml',

      // compile and concat into single file
      'path/to/another.js': ['path/to/sources/*.haml', 'path/to/more/*.haml']

  // compile individually into dest, maintaining folder structure
  two: {
    files: grunt.file.expandMapping(['path/to/*.haml'], 'path/to/dest/', {
      rename: function(base, path) {
        return base + path.replace(/\.haml$/, '.js');

Release History

  • 2013-03-21   v0.3.2   Corrected placement option to match readme.
  • 2013-01-27   v0.3.1   Update to current version of grunt.
  • 2012-12-19   v0.3.0   Name changed to grunt-haml Default target changed to html
  • 2012-12-18   v0.1.3   Updated README.
  • 2012-12-18   v0.1.2   Fixed package.json syntax error.
  • 2012-12-18   v0.1.1   Fixed package.json dependencies.
  • 2012-12-18   v0.1.0   Rewrite from scratch (referencing grunt-contrib). Support for full gamut of options.
  • 2012-12-16   v0.0.2   Fixed a syntax error in the package.json (missing comma).
  • 2012-11-06   v0.0.1   Initial release; only slightly modified from what grunt-contrib-coffee was at the time.

Task submitted by Ryan Leckey

This file was generated on Fri Mar 22 2013 15:55:32.