On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 10:59 -0400, Matt Todd wrote:
> I particularly like the syntax of Textile or even Markdown (preferring
> the former). In Ruby-land, these exist as RedCloth and BlueCloth. I
> understand porting isn't fun, but I think that this is a viable
> option, if not a great choice.
For what it's worth, there is an existing Textile implementation in
Perl5 (Text::Textile on CPAN), and it seems reasonably functional from
my (very) limited time playing with it. That should at least ease the
initial porting - or the module could be used as-is (hooray for P5 -> P6
interoperability!), and ported over time.
I'd also like to second the Textile suggestion. Of the "prepackaged"
wiki syntax styles I've seen, it seems to be one of the cleanest while
still being nicely expressive.