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

Niklas Hambüchen mail at nh2.me
Mon Apr 8 11:50:50 CEST 2013

Could you elaborate a bit on which markdown features you support (or
even better: write it into your module haddocks)?

Thinks like
- autolink detection
- ```language blocks?

Also, you build on performance-oriented libraries - it would be cool if
you could make a small benchmark comparing with the standard
C/Python/Ruby parser implementations; AFAIK there is a standard Markdown
test suite that this could run against.

Concerning the project proposal:

I especially find the last feature useful for programming documentation,
and would love to have them in a potential haddock succesor. I was also
pleasantly surprised that pandoc seems to handle all of this (even with
code syntax highlighting).

On 05/04/13 02:10, Michael Snoyman wrote:
> In case it can be useful in any way for this project, my markdown
> package[1] is certainly available for scavenging, though we'd likely
> want to refactor it to not use conduit (I can't imagine conduit being a
> good dependency for Haddock).
> [1] http://hackage.haskell.org/package/markdown

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