an interesting throwaway line

Wolfgang Faust wolfgangmcq at
Thu Jul 27 15:01:33 EDT 2017

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM, bowerbird via Markdown-Discuss <
markdown-discuss at> wrote:

> gruber posted about markdown
> on his daringfireball blog, which
> is rare enough to be noticeable.
> but it became fully remarkable
> when its final sentence made a
> passing reference to a possible
> "update to markdown" event --
> as if such a revision isn't a thing
> he's always steadfastly refused.
> this isn't a reading of tea-leaves.
> it is a sudden jarring appearance
> of tea-leaves in a place they have
> never ever appeared before now.
> -bowerbird

Well, this *is* interesting! Here's the link, for easy reference:
Mostly it's a discussion of bulleted list styles, but the relevant quote is
in the last paragraph:
> But at the time, character-encoding mismatches were still a daily
problem. Today, UTF-8 is sufficiently universal that using such characters
in an update to Markdown would probably work out fine.

The views expressed above are exclusively mine, if anyone's.
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