[ANN] Babelmark

Tomas Doran bobtfish at bobtfish.net
Sun Mar 23 08:06:01 EDT 2008

On 22 Mar 2008, at 17:09, Michel Fortin wrote:

> I'm currently attempting to write a spec for parsing Markdown

> Extra, and since one goal is to minimize the differences in output

> between implementations, I've made a tool allowing me to compare

> who does what for any given input. I hope this can also facilitate

> future discussions about the syntax.


> So here's Babelmark, a testbed for various Markdown implementations

> were you give the input and you get the HTML output for Markdown.pl

> 1.0.1 and 1.0.2b8, PHP Markdown and PHP Markdown Extra, Python

> Markdown, Text::Markdown and Text::MultiMarkdown, and finally

> Showdown.


This is really totally awesome :)

> Unfortunatly, my web host doesn't do Ruby, nor Java, C# or Lua, so

> the online version is missing a couple of interesting

> implementations. Locally on my computer Babelmark also do

> BlueCloth, Maruku, MarkdownJ, markdown.lua, and Pandoc. I'm very

> sorry if your Markdown implementation can't be part of Babelmark

> online, but if anyone has a better host to offer for Babelmark,

> ideally with support for all of these, I'd gladly send him the

> scripts.


I should be able to do all (or at least most of) the above, can I get
a copy of the code (or access to the source control where it's

It would be interesting to be able to track 'should be like'
implementations (for me, especially) - what would be good is some
system that emailed me 'aggh' emails every time someone typed
something and Text::Markdown was different to Markdown.pl.. However
that would be trivially easy to spam me with, so might need some
careful thought. ;)


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