andrea at censi.org
Mon Feb 18 17:59:43 EST 2008
On Feb 18, 2008 2:31 PM, Petite Abeille <petite.abeille at gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone considered writing a formal specification for Markdown?
Yes, it's called Markdown.pl <g>.
In a nutshell: given that Markdown.pl (and straight ports of it) do
processing using multiple passes of regex/replace, you cannot find a
syntax that captures Markdown.pl's behavior exactly.
In my own Maruku, which uses a parser, I still have to figure out all
the subtleties in handling nested lists. I kind of gave up, because I
did not see the point in emulating all border cases (and bugs) in
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