orc at pell.portland.or.us
Thu Feb 28 20:00:32 EST 2008
In article <9F6C6C2C-F48E-4BA2-BB5B-4F790CDE65B9 at bobtfish.net>,
Tomas Doran <markdown-discuss at six.pairlist.net> wrote:
>On 27 Feb 2008, at 23:36, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
>> As many of you know, when a piece of open-source software languishes
>> with bugs for 3 years it's often forked Markdown.pl is licensed under
>> the BSD license. (do `>tail -35 /path/to/Markdown.pl`)
>> Has anyone thought of forking and maintaining Markdown.pl (hopefully
>> with Gruber's blessing) to fix some of the known bugs?
>> I'm not volunteering (I'd be horrible)... just seeing if it's time to
>> have that discussion.
>I'm actively maintaining the CPAN modules Text::Markdown, and
>Text::MultiMarkdown, and longer term, I'd like these to become the
Personally, I don't think that would be a very good idea. Not
because there's anything wrong with your implementation, but
because the current Markdown.pl sticks fairly close to the syntax
document while your modules extend it in a variety of ways.
The fact that Markdown.pl is moving very slowly is a feature
when it's the reference implementation. It makes it much
easier for new implementations to follow the spec when there's
a stationary reference that can be used for auditing.
More information about the Markdown-Discuss