Ivor O’Connor

March 4, 2014

Markdown versus ReStructuredText (rest)

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 4:43 pm

My opinion is Markdown is used for writing html for a single page whereas Rest is used for writing documents. So Markdown is used on blogs, descriptions on github, and comment boards like StackOverflow. Rest with sphinx is used for self documenting code, writing books, making websites, etc.. There are also great plugins for rest on emacs and vim. However the syntax is so similar between Markdown and Rest they really should be combined. Why has this not happened?

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