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Sun Mar 16 15:36:32 EDT 2008
On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 3:07 PM, Jacob Rus <jacobolus at gmail.com> 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
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