Re: [EXTERNAL] Question about Codimd for w.g. minutes

Kyle Rose <> Thu, 29 July 2021 18:44 UTC

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Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Question about Codimd for w.g. minutes
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On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 2:32 PM Carsten Bormann <> wrote:

> CodiMD’s markdown is very friendly to the online notes crowd.
> Github flavored markdown (GFM) was until they reverted to Gruber’s
> definition of what a newline means.
> Most other markdown implementations have the Gruber-like soft newlines and
> “lazy” syntax that gives even less notice to newlines.
> That’s a bummer, indeed.

If I had to guess, the preference for single newlines to be ignored for
rendering purposes is a result of desiring to support people who edit docs
in tools that automatically wrap long lines.

I personally find this behavior extremely helpful in simplifying diffs when
working on I-Ds: my MO is to put each sentence (approximately) on its own
line, avoiding either a small edit within a paragraph-length line (what
would be required if single newlines were rendered as line breaks) or a
complex diff from a paragraph whose length is changed and then re-flowed at
the editor's chosen line length.