Maruku: a better Markdown interpreter for Ruby.

John Gruber gruber at
Thu Dec 28 17:15:00 EST 2006

Andrea Censi <andrea at> wrote on 12/28/06 at 10:47 PM:

> > Yes. Something very similar to this is what I'm planning to add.


> ..which is? (I can't bear the suspense :-) )

I'm not holding back. What I mean is that I'm not certain.

I can't think of anything to complain about in the proposal from
2005, except that I don't like this:

Blah blah blah blah this is a
paragraph of text.


My gut feeling is that it'd have to be like this, with no blank

Blah blah blah blah this is a
paragraph of text.

But as for the rest, I'd have to try it and live with it for a
while before declaring it finalized. Markdown's original syntax
changed a lot from my original concept after I tried it out in the
real world.

So maybe the actual syntax will be exactly like this proposal. But
I can't say for sure until after it's implemented and I see how it


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