[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] Fmark markup language

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 17:29:19 CEST 2012

On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM, José Lopes <jose.lopes at ist.utl.pt> wrote:

> Why do you say that _italics_ and *italics* are semantically different?
> What do you mean?

The parenthetical hinted at it:

(I tend to use the former for titles and such)
> There's a convention at work here, namely that italicized book titles and
similar are often underlined in plain text — and in plain text without
backspaces this is represented as leading and trailing _.  So there's a
semantic (i.e. content) difference even though the generated markup is the

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