Run LoDash in Context to Change Template Settings

LoDash has _.template function:

Creates a compiled template function that can interpolate data properties in “interpolate” delimiters, HTML-escape interpolated data properties in “escape” delimiters, and execute JavaScript in “evaluate” delimiters. Data properties may be accessed as free variables in the template. If a setting object is provided it takes precedence over _.templateSettings values.

The template settings affect the behavior of LoDash, and due to Node’s module caching, this will affect the entire application. This will likely cause unexpected error, especially you are writing a module or a library, and the application that requires the module will also use LoDash but with a different template setting:

SyntaxError: Unexpected token =

The rule of thumb: Don’t do it!