GFM line-break support?

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13 Sep, 2011 08:26 PM

Hey Brett,

First off, just want to say that your app is FANTASTIC. I'm just getting started on Markdown and running your app and iA Writer side by side is the perfect combination. It's really, really great. Honestly I've tried a lot of different options (including the supposedly perfect all-in-one BBEdit10), and nothing is quite as focussed and on the mark as your app.

In my research I've come across the Github Flavored Markdown fork and noticed that you support two of the three additions (fenced code blocks with ```, and multiple underscores in words), but the one I'm really hoping for is the new line line breaks.

I find the GFM formatting for line breaks to be more of the way I write, and often forget that I didn't add the double space at the end of the line when I want a
. I realize that this is probably not something you want to support by default, but I was wondering if this might be a potential future upgrade to the preferences panel or if there was some way to add it to the app already (maybe using the "Custom Markdown Processor?").

Thanks for any and all help, and even if the answer is no - no biggie. Just thought I'd ask in the chance that this amazing app goes from 95% to 100% for me.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Brett on 13 Sep, 2011 08:54 PM

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    You _can_ use a combination of Ruby scripts as a custom processor and perfectly emulate GFM. Marked loses some control over preview formatting and such, though.

    I'll certainly consider adding a parser option for GFM line breaks, though, possibly for version 1.4 (1.3 should be out soon).

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