Class: Mango::FlavoredMarkdown

Inherits:
Object
  • Object
show all
Defined in:
lib/mango/flavored_markdown.rb

Overview

Mango::FlavoredMarkdown (MFM) is a subset of GithubFlavoredMarkdown (GFM). MFM adds a touch seasoning to the standard Markdown (SM) syntax.

Differences from standard Markdown

Newlines

The biggest difference that MFM introduces is in the handling of linebreaks. With SM you can hard wrap paragraphs of text and they will be combined into a single paragraph. I find this to be the cause of a huge number of unintentional formatting errors. MFM treats newlines in paragraph-like content as real line breaks, which is probably what you intended.

The next paragraph contains two phrases separated by a single newline character:

Roses are red
Violets are blue

becomes

Roses are red
Violets are blue

Multiple underscores in words

It is not reasonable to italicize just part of a word, especially when you're dealing with code and names often appear with multiple underscores. Therefore, MFM ignores multiple underscores in words.

perform_complicated_task
do_this_and_do_that_and_another_thing

becomes

perform_complicated_task
do_this_and_do_that_and_another_thing

Class Method Summary collapse

Class Method Details

.shake(text) ⇒ String

For maximum flavor, add one shake of seasoning to markdown text before cooking with a Markdown engine.

Examples:

Cooking with BlueCloth


BlueCloth.new(Mango::FlavoredMarkdown.shake(text)).to_html

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# File 'lib/mango/flavored_markdown.rb', line 54

def self.shake(text)
  # Extract pre blocks
  extractions = {}
  text.gsub!(%r{<pre>.*?</pre>}m) do |match|
    md5 = Digest::MD5.hexdigest(match)
    extractions[md5] = match
    "{gfm-extraction-#{md5}}"
  end

  # prevent foo_bar_baz from ending up with an italic word in the middle
  text.gsub!(/(^(?! {4}|\t)\w+_\w+_\w[\w_]*)/) do |x|
    x.gsub("_", '\_') if x.split('').sort.join[0..1] == "__"
  end

  # in very clear cases, let newlines become <br /> tags
  text.gsub!(/^[\w\<][^\n]*\n+/) do |x|
    x =~ /\n{2}/ ? x : (x.strip!; x << "  \n")
  end

  # Insert pre block extractions
  text.gsub!(/\{gfm-extraction-([0-9a-f]{32})\}/) do
    "\n\n" + extractions[$1]
  end

  text
end

.shake!(text) ⇒ Object

Destructively replaces the value of text with a shake of FlavoredMarkdown text

See Also:


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# File 'lib/mango/flavored_markdown.rb', line 85

def self.shake!(text)
  text.replace shake(text)
end