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in thread Markdown is now supported for comments, experimentally

Are you afraid that you'll be forced to switch to posting in markdown? Because that is not the plan.

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Re^3: Markdown is now supported for comments, experimentally
by cavac (Priest) on Jun 10, 2021 at 14:13 UTC

    No, not afraid of that happening. In fact, i'm very thankful for all the people working on improving Perlmonks.

    I just thought it would be a good idea to mention that some of us... older folks are more familiar with the "classic" way to mark up text on the internet. Whichever route you go, sooner or later one of those new-fangled "graphical" editor thingies on top of one of the syntax parsers would be a nice-to-have.

    I'm not an expert, but i did implement CKEditor 4 into my blog editor. I would be glad to lend my experience and my hacked codebase to the effort of implementing a "What you see is what you probably get" graphical editor thing.

    perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'
      > to mention that some of us... older folks are more familiar

      The main reason why there are no JS add-ons happening here are preferences of older folks.

      > implement CKEditor 4

      sic

      edit

      > the "classic" way to mark up text on the internet.

      The best mark-up is no mark-up at all.

      90% here just need <p> (and <code> )

      auto-P after "\n\n" is trivial and would reduce a big deal of the janitor actions.

      All other features are only relevant for the <10% regular posters.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery

        The main reason why there are no JS add-ons happening here are preferences of older folks.

        Uh, yes. Come to think of it, i might be one of those people who dislike websites that takes ages to load because of JavaScript. I think it's best we ignore my feature request.

        Also, for a moment i thought "wouldn't it be nice if pm could remind you to put codes tags on your stuff when it detects you posted perl code". But half the requests in SoPW are too badly written to be recognized as Perl even by the perl interpreter. And the stuff over at Obfuscation is, most of the time, not even recognizable as Perl to experienced humans. So that's another non-starter.

        Oh well. But thanks for taking the time answering my questions/suggestions!

        perl -e 'use Crypt::Digest::SHA256 qw[sha256_hex]; print substr(sha256_hex("the Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything"), 6, 2), "\n";'