I've patched the default Markdown extension so it uses RDiscount
instead of BlueCloth. The point was to improve the accuracy of
Radiant's Markdown conversion; for an added bonus it's also really
fast. Although the difference in speed diminishes as the amount of
Markdown to convert goes down, so if you just have little bits of
Markdown here and there, skip it, if you're publishing lengthy
articles or pages heavy with Markdown behind the scenes then you'll
probably notice a significant difference. See the links at the end for
The only down sides are that it requires the `rdiscount` gem to be
installed on the server and a little change to the order extensions
are loaded. The github page has all the details. It should be noted
that the change to extension load order is probably becoming the
standard order eventually -- I think unless some reason not to pops up.
If none of that's a problem for you then head over to github for the
download and a bit more information.
There is also the `markdown` branch in my radiant fork where I am
trying to get together something that could possibly, eventually be
applied to the core; so if you have the `rdiscount` gem installed you
get its Markdown filtering and if not you get the standard BlueCloth
Any preference between the standalone extension and getting the
`markdown` branch into the core?
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