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

Fletcher T. Penney fletcher at fletcherpenney.net
Fri Sep 5 09:41:34 EDT 2014

I also prefer the current "standardish" table approach that Michel 
started as well.  Mixing pipes and commas doesn't make sense to me, and 
visually looking at CSV table in the middle of an email doesn't make 
sense either.


On 9/5/14, 9:38 AM, Michel Fortin wrote:
> 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.

Fletcher T. Penney
fletcher at fletcherpenney.net

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