'_' in the middle of a word

ST smntov at gmail.com
Thu Jul 4 10:47:54 EDT 2013

What are the arguments of those who do not want to introduce such a

It would be nice to make a part of the official Markdown definition then
all implementation will display this in the same way.


On Thu, 2013-07-04 at 16:16 +0200, Lasar Liepins wrote:

> On 2013-07-04, at 16:06, ST <smntov at gmail.com> wrote:


> > Hi,

> >

> > I recently started to use Markdown and I really enjoy it. There is only

> > one thing that bothers me - '_' in the middle of a word. For example

> > some_file_name.txt will display "file" italicized which is annoying. Why

> > not to ignore all "_" which are not followed or preceded either by a

> > whitespace or by a newline? In this way file in some_file_name.txt will

> > not be italicized but in some _file_ name it will.

> >

> > What do you think about sucha a change to Markdown?


> it has been discussed many times. It seems that the implementations

> are fairly split on this point. Many already ignore Underscores

> inside words:


> http://johnmacfarlane.net/babelmark2/?text=some_test_file.txt


> Greetings,


> _Lasar


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