[Haskell-cafe] Markdown extension for Haddock as a GSoC project

Bryan O'Sullivan bos at serpentine.com
Sat Apr 27 20:06:33 CEST 2013

On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 2:23 AM, Alistair Bayley <alistair at abayley.org>wrote:

> How's about Creole?
> http://wikicreole.org/
> Found it via this:
> http://www.wilfred.me.uk/blog/2012/07/30/why-markdown-is-not-my-favourite-language/
> If you go with Markdown, I vote for one of the Pandoc implementations,
> probably Pandoc (strict):
> http://johnmacfarlane.net/babelmark2/
> (at least then we're not creating yet another standard...)

Probably the best way to deal with this is by sidestepping it: make the
support for alternative syntaxes as modular as possible, and choose two to
start out with in order to get a reasonable shot at constructing a suitable

I think it would be a shame to bikeshed on which specific syntaxes to
support, when a lot of productive energy could more usefully go into
actually getting the work done. Better to say "prefer a different markup
language? code to this API, then submit a patch!"
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