[Moin-user] ReSt as default parser?

Thomas Waldmann tw-public at gmx.de
Wed Mar 23 04:59:03 EST 2005

Hi Thomas,

> I am wondering if anybody out there uses the ReSt-parser as MoinMoin
> default parser.

Maybe. I remember someone finding out that the help pages should carry 
#format wiki - this is essential if you have rst as default parser or 
the help pages won't work. It was changed for the 1.3.4 release help and 
system pages.

> Is the ReSt-parser supposed to be a replacement for
> the wiki parser or more as an add-on for special purpose pages?

Well, in practice I think it is used rarely as most people just use the 
default "wiki" markup.

And maybe most of the people don't see a reason why they should rather 
use rst than wiki (if you know any, tell me :).

> While my tests with ReSt are promising, I somehow have the feeling
> that we might run into troubles sooner or later, if defining it as
> default parser.

Could be the case (although this is also more a feeling than knowing of 
concrete problem).

So maybe be prepared to hack the rst parser if it doesn't do what you 
want from it.

I don't know if any of us core developers use rst, but I think maybe 
none of us uses it.

But if you want to improve the parser, we can help as long as you don't 
expect us to know rst. :)

greetings, Thomas

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