Just a note to letchya'll know that there'll be 7(ish) people attending Extreme Makeover: Markup Edition in Paris over the weekend of the 15th. The idea is to make the behavior of markups more robust (likely by treating them like objects (not in the pejorative sense of the term "treating like objects"...the CS sense) instead of a set of instructions to be fed to stencils). This will likely touch everything, from the parser/lexer to perhaps "Engravers" for markups (i.e. Line_markup_engraver) to refashioning code in Pango to whatever.
We'll have Skype open for the duration of coding hours for those who want to participate à distance, but if any of you would like to chime in on markups before this weekend, please do!