Shawn Medero soypunk at
Sun Mar 16 15:36:32 EDT 2008

On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 3:07 PM, Jacob Rus <jacobolus at> wrote:

> Tomas Doran wrote:


> > John Gruber wrote:

> >> Tomas Doran wrote:

> >>

> >>> I'm actively maintaining the CPAN modules Text::Markdown, and

> >>> Text::MultiMarkdown, and longer term, I'd like these to become the

> >>> canonical distribution.

> >>

> >> I despise what you've done with Text::Markdown, which is to more or

> >> less make it an alias for MultiMarkdown, almost every part of which I

> >> disagree with in terms of syntax additions.

> >

> > Wow, that's pretty strong language. I'm glad I'm provoking strong

> > opinions, and it's nice to see you actively contributing to Markdown's

> > direction ;)


> It's harsh but reasonable language in my opinion. If you are going to

> make something which is not Markdown (i.e. has other bits of syntax not

> specified in John's description of that language), then you should call

> it by a name other than "Markdown".

Exactly. Microsoft was at least nice enough to call their heavily SVG
inspired markup language "XAML". (Ironically XAML is probably a better
definition of SVG at this point, because SVG has been bastardized into
a utility GUI framework by the mobile vendors. At least we still have
SVG "tiny".)


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