remarkable - Markdown parser done right. Fast and easy to extend

added by Robert Greyling
10/29/2014 6:14:30 PM

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Supports the CommonMark spec + extentions (URL autolinking, typographer). Configurable syntax! You can add new rules and even replace existing ones. High speed! See the benchmarks.


2 comments

Drew Peterson
10/30/2014 2:12:55 AM
YES! Now that CommonMark has been defined, we need to jump on creating compatible parsers in every language possible. Javascript is definitely one of the most important (and we shouldn't rely on only a reference spec), this will speed the adoption of Markdown on the web even more, and hopefully in the future allow for Markdown content to be more readily shared between services with as few incompatibilities as possible. What sort of plugins would you envision for Remarkable? Different output formats? Other Markdown flavor support?

Robert Greyling
10/30/2014 9:20:44 AM
Markdown is awesome - especially for techies, and many writers have taken the time and trouble to learn how productive it can make them, but we sitll live in a world where people predomanently want something WSYIWYG. Side by side is great, but Wordpress (largest by far) for example is still using a WYSIWYG editor. So my question is - is there a marriage that can be made between Markdown and WYSIWYG in somw creative way in the editor itself? I know it's like asking if I can have my cake and eat it - but I do wonder if it's possible?