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A Ruby implementation of Markdown

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bluecloth 2

Description

BlueCloth is a Ruby implementation of John Gruber's Markdown, a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. To quote from the project page: Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

It borrows a naming convention and several helpings of interface from Redcloth, Why the Lucky Stiff's processor for a similar text-to-HTML conversion syntax called Textile.

BlueCloth 2 is a complete rewrite using David Parsons' Discount library, a C implementation of Markdown. I rewrote it using the extension for speed and accuracy; the original BlueCloth was a straight port from the Perl version that I wrote in a few days for my own use just to avoid having to shell out to Markdown.pl, and it was quite buggy and slow. I apologize to all the good people that sent me patches for it that were never released.

Note that the new gem is called 'bluecloth' and the old one 'BlueCloth'. If you have both installed, you can ensure you're loading the new one with the 'gem' directive:

# Load the 2.0 version gem 'bluecloth', '>= 2.0.0' # Load the 1.0 version gem 'BlueCloth' require 'bluecloth'

Installation

gem install bluecloth

Contributing

You can check out the current development source with Mercurial, or if you prefer Git, via its Github mirror.

After checking out the source, run:

$ rake newb

This task will install any missing dependencies, run the tests/specs, and generate the API documentation.

Contributors

  • Martin Chase <stillflame@FaerieMUD.org>

  • Florian Gross <flgr@ccan.de>

The Discount code upon which BlueCloth is based was written by David Loren Parsons.

License

This product includes software developed by David Loren Parsons <www.pell.portland.or.us/~orc>.

->Copyright (C) 2007 David Loren Parsons. All rights reserved.<-

The full Discount license may be found in the README.discount file included with the distribution.

All other code:

Copyright © 2004-2011, Michael Granger All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

  • Neither the name of the author/s, nor the names of the project's contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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