[ANN] Markdown.pl 1.0.2b7

Jacob Rus jrus at hcs.harvard.edu
Wed Aug 30 22:09:00 EDT 2006

John Gruber wrote:

> Allan Odgaard <29mtuz102 at sneakemail.com> wrote on 8/30/06 at 8:15 AM:

>> Was there an advantage to Text::Balanced?


> The advantage is that it works with things like:

> and I thought it was going to save me from writing tag-balancing

> code on my own.


> But the problem, as I see it, is that it is hopelessly confused by

> tag attributes. When it sees:

Of course, generally when we have a language which requires a stack to
save its state, it's easiest to just use a preexisting parsing
framework, instead of reinventing it in an ad-hoc and buggy fashion,
which is why I'm surprised that Allan's earlier thread about formalizing
markdown got such pushback from this list.


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