[Haskell-cafe] GSoC Project Proposal: Markdown support for Haddock

kudah kudahkukarek at gmail.com
Thu Apr 4 20:10:08 CEST 2013

A sane markup for haddock would be greatly appreciated. I've grown
tired of noticing highlighted words arising from unescaped quotes all
over hackage.

On Thu, 4 Apr 2013 09:49:04 -0700 Johan Tibell <johan.tibell at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> Haddock's current markup language leaves something to be desired once
> you want to write more serious documentation (e.g. several paragraphs
> of introductory text at the top of the module doc). Several features
> are lacking (bold text, links that render as text instead of URLs,
> inline HTML).
> I suggest that we implement an alternative haddock syntax that's a
> superset of Markdown. It's a superset in the sense that we still want
> to support linkifying Haskell identifiers, etc. Modules that want to
> use the new syntax (which will probably be incompatible with the
> current syntax) can set:
> {-# HADDOCK Markdown #-}
> on top of the source file.
> Ticket: http://trac.haskell.org/haddock/ticket/244
> -- Johan
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