[Haskell-cafe] [ANNOUNCE] Fmark markup language
ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Wed Sep 19 01:37:46 CEST 2012
On 19/09/2012, at 1:43 AM, Stefan Monnier wrote:
>> The problem with that is that some people DO end some headings with
>> a full stop; for them your special syntax is not natural.
> Markdown/ReST is already using the "no syntax" idea (e.g. compared to
> pre-wiki markup such a LaTeX or Texinfo), so he's simply trying to push
> this idea further.
Markdown is very heavy on syntax,
what it is *light* on is specification of what the
syntax actually is. As a result,
I'm aware of three different dialects,
and someone told me about having to reverse
engineer the syntax from a Perl implementation.
As a further result, I cannot write a program to
reliably *generate* Markdown.
> I suspect it'll be difficult.
Oh, more power to him for trying.
I just don't think it can be pushed very far.
Oh, there is a really *filthy* hack that could be pulled
for italics, bold face, and so on. Contrary to its original
principles, Unicode includes several copies of ASCII
Mathematical bold italic,
Mathematical bold script,
Mathematical double struck (blackboard-bold),
Mathematical bold fraktur,
Mathematical sans-serif bold,
Mathematical sans-serif italic,
Mathematical sans-serif bold italic,
and some similar sets of Greek.
So as long as you don't want strike-through or underlying,
and as long as you don't want italic Cyrillic &c, ...
Too bad if you want a bold italic capital Thorn...
>> What if I want to use indentation to express quotation instead?
> I think this one is solvable: a paragraph that's more indented than the
> previous heading can be considered a quote.
Ah, but the quotation might not end with a sentence terminator,
so that would be considered a new heading.
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