[Kramdown-users] [ANN] kramdown 0.1.0 - first relase of fast, pure Ruby Markdown parser

Thomas Leitner t_leitner at gmx.at
Sat Nov 21 03:05:28 EST 2009


## kramdown 0.1.0 released
This is the first release of kramdown, yet-another-Markdown
parser/converter for Ruby, with the following features:
* Written in pure Ruby, no need to compile an extension (like BlueCloth
  or rdiscount)
* Fast (current impl ~5x faster than Maruku, ~10x faster than
  BlueFeather, although ~30x slower than native code like rdiscount)
* Strict syntax definition (special cases for which the original
  Markdown page does not account for are explicitly listed and it is
  shown how kramdown parses them - see the [Syntax] page)
* Supports common Markdown extension (similar to Maruku)
[Syntax]: http://kramdown.rubyforge.org/syntax.html
## About kramdown
kramdown is a *free* GPL-licensed [Ruby](http://www.ruby-lang.org)
library for parsing Markdown-like syntax. It is completely written in
Ruby, supports standard Markdown (with some minor modifications) and
various extensions that have been made popular by the PHP Markdown
Extra package and Maruku.
Homepage for installation instructions and documentation:
    http://kramdown.rubyforge.org


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