Markdown capable Sphinx

Hibou57 avatarHibou57 created an issue

This is not a bug notification, this is a feature suggestion.

Markdown being more natural (make use of instinctive common practices in mail, forum, blog, and so on), more readable (make use of widespread typographic conventions), being far more popular, being far more widely supported in many ways, and being as much capable as ReST to write documentation, a Markdown capable Sphinx would be great and would help a lot (would also help to enforce a standard).

Comments (3)

  1. Robert Lehmann

    You'd need to generate a Docutils doctree from Markdown documents. StackOverflow has an useful discussion on that topic. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2471804/using-sphinx-with-markdown-instead-of-rst#2487862

    While I, personally, think ReST is perfectly fine (and would disagree with your point about enforcing standards by introducing another input language) we are happy to accept patches. Other than that I don't think this is a top priority task for any contributor and am tempted to close as wontfix.

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