on the philosophical aspects of a specification

david parsons orc at pell.portland.or.us
Wed Mar 5 14:38:13 EST 2008

In article <1F9AE98D-CD1E-424D-8B4C-584055CBFC90 at attacklab.net>,
John Fraser <markdown-discuss at six.pairlist.net> wrote:


>A list item's parent is the most recent list item whose bullet is

>indented less than its own. If there's no such parent, then the item

>belongs to a root-level list.




>Is there any case where this doesn't do the right thing?

When I write a really long list,

* sometimes, after a particularly long and
detailed list item, I'll lose track of the
exact indentation and
* add one too many spaces to the leading

so it would be bad if that broke nesting.

-david parsons

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