discount <markdown in C>
jgm at berkeley.edu
Sun Mar 2 21:47:07 EST 2008
Nice job! You've got the speed record by a mile!
I've played with your program a bit, and so far it does well on most of the
edge cases that cause problems for Markdown.pl. But, like Markdown.pl,
it generates invalid XHTML for this case:
***strong** in emph*
+++ david parsons [Mar 01 08 11:04 ]:
> I've written an implementation of Markdown in C, for people like me
> who shout BAH! and wave their canes at modern programming languages.
> (I needed a decent markup language for my website and weblog, and
> didn't want to have to install any new programming languages on the
> Discount <http://www.pell.portland.or.us/~orc/Code/discount> has been in
> production for the past two and a half months, and is moving slowly
> enough so that it actually counts as stable. It includes a standalone
> markdown interpreter, a library, and a couple of sample programs that
> I use for generating webpages.
> There are some whoppingly nonstandard extensions:
> 1. you can configure the interpreter with 8-character tabstops.
> 2. definition lists, using
> 3. a small stack of smartypantish character substitutions
> 4. pseudo-protocol extensions
> - [foo](class:bar) -- wrap foo in <span class=bar>
> - [foo](id:bar) -- wrap foo in <a id="bar">
> - [foo](raw:bar) -- emit bar without any processing
> 5. size extensions for images, via> ![alt](image =WWWxHHH "title")
> 6. pandoc-style header blocks
> 7. <style> block elements, which are squirreled away by the
> library and can be retrieved by web-page generators.
> Despite all this, discount still passes MarkdownTest_1.0 when
> I turn extensions off and turn --tidy on.
> -david parsons
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