A full-featured markdown parser and compiler implemented in ~430 lines of JS.
Built for speed.
$ node test --old_bench marked: 6260ms showdown: 21665ms markdownjs: 69168ms
(Above is the old benchmark, try
node test --bench for the new ones.)
The point of marked was to create a markdown compiler where it was possible to frequently parse huge chunks of markdown without having to worry about caching the compiled output somehow...or blocking for an unnecesarily long time.
marked lingers around 430 (may vary) lines long and still implements all markdown features. It is also now fully compatible with the client-side.
marked more or less passes the official markdown test suite in its entirety. This is important because a surprising number of markdown compilers cannot pass more than a few tests.
$ npm install marked
var marked = require('marked'); console.log(marked('i am using __markdown__.'));
You also have direct access to the lexer and parser if you so desire.
var tokens = marked.lexer(str); console.log(marked.parser(tokens));
Todo (& notes to self)
- Implement GFM features.
- Possibly add some ReMarkable features while remaining backwardly compatible with all markdown syntax.
- Optimize the parser so it accepts a stream of tokens from the lexer. This should enhance performance even further, although, no lookaheads would be possible.
- Add an explicit pretty printing and minification feature.