[Haskell-cafe] Superset of Haddock and Markdown

Johan Tibell johan.tibell at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 06:09:15 CET 2011

Hi all,

I spent some time today documenting a library and the experience left me
wanting a better markup language. In particular, Haddock lacks:

 * markup for bold text: bold text works better than italics for emphasis
on computer monitors.
 * hyperlinks with anchor texts: having the actual URL rendered inline with
text hurts readability.

Could Haddock markup be extended to also include some Markdown features?
The new features could be hidden behind a flag so old documentation doesn't
get unwanted markup (e.g. if it uses *...* to not mean bold).

P.S. This good make a good weekend hack that shouldn't be too difficult.

-- Johan
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