WordPress theme development - Template Engine


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I need a suggestion to use a template engine for WordPress theme development. Right now there is no <a href="https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/coding-standards/html/" rel="noreferrer">Coding Standard</a> mentioned by WordPress for theme development with template engines. So if I use a template engine, whether WordPress approves it to be uploaded in <a href="https://wordpress.org/themes/" rel="noreferrer">wordpress.org</a>

I am bit confused between the template engines Laravel's <a href="https://github.com/mikaelmattsson/blade" rel="noreferrer">Blade</a> and <a href="https://mustache.github.io/" rel="noreferrer">Mustache</a>. Which one is better or is there any other better options available? Also for wp blade the WordPress version compatibility is only up to version
as per this <a href="https://wordpress.org/plugins/blade/" rel="noreferrer">link</a>.


If I should not use a template engine, tell me why and I am planning in MVC design pattern. I am planning to use <a href="http://sprigwp.com/" rel="noreferrer">Sprig</a>, does it has any performance improvement?