On simplifying table syntax in any future markdown extension. (Use CSV)

Michel Fortin michel.fortin at michelf.ca
Fri Sep 5 09:38:32 EDT 2014

Le 5-sept.-2014 à 9:13, mofo syne <mofosyne at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Btw csv is a pretty loose standard. So the above csv should work still
> for many csv parsers.

Which just add another problem. If people come to expect CSV to work for Markdown tables, they'll copy-paste their CSV documents generated by their spreadsheet application and expect it to work, which it won't because it just supports a small subset of CSV that isn't what most application generate. Then I'll get a deluge of bug reports about this or that getting mangled and all those bugs be unfixable because CSV is a too loose standard to parse it reliably. Better stay away from CSV.

But fell free to add it to your own version of the parser if it suits you.

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at michelf.ca

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