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Re: Markdown processor recommendation?

From: Kai Torben Ohlhus
Subject: Re: Markdown processor recommendation?
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 10:10:34 +0900
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On 10/22/19 9:35 AM, Rik wrote:
> On 10/21/2019 05:05 PM, Ardid, Salva wrote:
>> El dilluns, 21 d’octubre de 2019, a les 19:52:38 EDT, Rik va escriure:
>>   Does anyone have a recommendation for a Markdown processor?  I did the
>>   obvious thing and used the 'markdown' Debian package, but it is code from
>>   2004 and does an awful job on the Octave NEWS file.  I want to convert the
>>   NEWS file to something else, like HTML, so I can preview how it appears.
>>   --Rik
>> I strongly recommend using discount:
>> http://www.pell.portland.or.us/~orc/Code/discount
>> https://github.com/Orc/discount
> I tried discount Debian package and it produces the same odd rendering for
> the first sentences of the NEWS file.  Dang!
> The NEWS file begins
> - The `intersect`, `setdiff', `setxor`, `union`, and `unique` functions
>   accept a new sorting option `"stable"` which will return output values
>   in the same order as the input, rather than in ascending order.
> Either markdown or discount produce
> <li><p>The <code>intersect</code>,
> <code>setdiff',</code>setxor<code>,</code>union<code>,
> and</code>unique<code>functions
> accept a new sorting option</code>&ldquo;stable&rdquo;` which will return
> output values
> in the same order as the input, rather than in ascending order.</p></li>
> The comma character ',' seems to be messing up the markdown parser. 
> Instead of each single function name getting wrapped in <code>...</code>
> blocks, the wrapping seems arbitrary.
> --Rik

Rik, I think all Markdown tools did a great job.  Our Markdown markup in
your mentioned case was bad, see


Markdown is a super plain robust standard, I can hardly imagine that
tools from 2004 would not do a great job, when neglecting GitHub
Flavored Markdown, Kramdown or other newer extensions.


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