[Rd] NEWS.md support on CRAN

Baptiste Auguie baptiste.auguie at gmail.com
Sun May 24 04:30:04 CEST 2015

On 24 May 2015 at 14:01, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:

> It sounds as though there are at least two possibilities for parsers
> that could be included in R:  Sundown and commonmark.

Sundown is in fact deprecated,
in favor of commonmark which will likely become the standard tool for
StackExchange, github, Reddit, among others.

The markdown package has been somewhat superseded by rmarkdown, based on
Pandoc. However commonmark would be easier to include (no dependency on
Haskell), much faster, and more memory efficient. The good folks at Rstudio
will probably have considered this option, and may even have started
working on R bindings. Commonmark seems to use an intermediate Abstract
Syntax Tree, which could be also useful for custom processing.



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