[TxMt] Re: Markdown bundle bug: hyphen unusable in lists

King Spook kngspook at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 13:41:55 UTC 2008

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 6:31 AM, Allan Odgaard <mailinglist at textmate.org> wrote:
> On 5 Dec 2008, at 00:06, textmate at alanhogan.com wrote:
>> The Markdown bundle:
>> - Correctly highlights hyphen-delimited bullet lists, and
>> - Correctly translates hyphen-delimited bullet lists to HTML, but
>> - Does not allow the writing of such lists!  Instead, hyphen-tab
>> creates a horizontal line.
> But, looking at your list above, wouldn't you create the list with
> hypen-space?
>> A suggested fix is:
>> - Force users to type two hyphens for the horizontal-line auto-
>> completion
> I think doing lists with hyphen-tab (as opposed to hyphen-space) is
> rare unlike putting horizontal lines below headings (that is one of
> the ways you make h2 headings in Markdown) so unless others feel
> strongly about this, I'd prefer to keep the current default behavior.
> You can always change it locally if it is clashing with your preferred
> way of entering lists.

Personally, I'd actually go even further, something like 3 dashes +
tab to draw a horizontal line; but I have no problem making that
change locally.

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