an interesting throwaway line
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Thu Jul 27 15:05:47 EDT 2017
I’m not surprised that plus (+) is so uncommon. It doesn't look like a bullet and requires more work than hyphen.
Perhaps interestingly, however, my old experimental tool pmitool.com has a Markdown export mode that uses all three, because it generates lists of positive, negative, and neutral items.
On Jul 27, 2017, 12:01 PM -0700, Wolfgang Faust <wolfgangmcq at gmail.com>, wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM, bowerbird via Markdown-Discuss <markdown-discuss at six.pairlist.net> 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: https://daringfireball.net/2017/07/unordered_lists_in_markdown
> 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.
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