Bluecloth

Bluecloth

BlueCloth is a Ruby implementation of John Gruber's Markdown[http://daringfireball.net/projects/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}[http://redcloth.org/], Why the Lucky Stiff's processor for a similar text-to-HTML conversion syntax called Textile[http://www.textism.com/tools/textile/]. BlueCloth 2 is a complete rewrite using David Parsons' Discount[http://www.pell.portland.or.us/~orc/Code/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'

Rubygem bluecloth

Total Downloads
887103
Releases
17
Current Version
2.2.0
Released
2011-11-01 00:00:00 UTC
First Release
2009-04-07 10:00:00 UTC

Github ged/bluecloth

Watchers
61
Forks
8
Development activity
Inactive
Last commit
2011-11-01 19:38:53 UTC
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Contributors
2

Comments

Michael Granger wrote 2011-10-13 22:51:35 UTC:

The source repository for the project on Github is: https://github.com/ged/bluecloth; the one that's listed now is a mirror of the 1.0 gem's subversion repo that was created by someone else.

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