Bug: Code block after list
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Sat Aug 4 19:31:56 EDT 2007
Waylan Limberg wrote:
> IIRC, there was a recent discussion about having two blank lines force
> the end of a block.
> Certainly a simpler solution than others proposed here. Or is there
> something obvious that I'm missing?
Is it safe? While it wouldn't break any of my source, it could
introduce a sloppiness penalty, though I'm not sure for whom.
Mainstream CMS implementations come to mind. Also, the apps that
transform _to_ Markdown would need to check themselves.
If safe, I think two linefeeds forcing a block close is good. New
users often expect that behavior, anyway. We probably all expected
it on first go.
Nevertheless, this is not *necessarily* the same issue as addressing
the code-block syntax weakness with a sturdier option.
Code blocks are an important and common element that rate an
optional, unindented, unambiguous syntax, because misrendering can
cause real-world damage. There's a strong plain text convention --
and it ain't four-space indents.
Hey, I like the tab or indent thing. It's clever. But it's also
wobbly, and makes guys I work with nervous. Best answer I've got
is, "Yeah, but isn't the indent thing cute?"
Cute don't play. Nobody understands this design choice. Too clever
by half, IMO.
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