Golang templates (and passing funcs to template)

Custom functions need to be registered before parsing the templates, else the parser would not be able to tell whether an identifier is a valid function name or not. Templates are designed to be statically analyzable, and this is a requirement to that.

You can first create a new, undefined template with template.New(), and besides the template.ParseFiles() function, the template.Template type (returned by New()) also has a Template.ParseFiles() method, you can call that.

Something like this:

t, err := template.New("").Funcs(template.FuncMap{
    "makeGoName": makeGoName,
    "makeDBName": makeDBName,

Note that the template.ParseFiles() function also calls template.New() under the hood, passing the name of the first file as the template name.

Also Template.Execute() returns an error, print that to see if no output is generated, e.g.:

if err := t.Execute(os.Stdout, data); err != nil {

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