[Moin-user] Disable automatic CamelCase linking?

Christopher MacMinn cmac at mit.edu
Thu Feb 19 15:34:38 EST 2009

> > That is only acceptable if such parser were maintained as part
> > of the official moin distribution, and kept up-to-date with the
> > the rest of the features of a classical parser.
> Yes, that would be better.
> It would also be better if we had more developers. :)
> > I had enough bad experience with unmaintained third-party macros
> > and themes, that I would not dare to venture into a third-party
> > parser without some firm statement that I won't be left high-and-dry
> > with the next release of moin.
> Yes, that's a general problem. Stuff needs maintenance.
> It doesn't get any different by including it into moin, you just expect
> the work done by the moin devs then. :)
> > Perhaps adding an option to "#format wiki" or some other pragma,
> > which could tell the official parser whether to recognize
> > camel case or not.
> The problem is not as easy as it maybe sounds.
> Aside from the help pages requiring camelcase currently,
> there is also the GUI editor expecting camelcase link behaviour from the
> "wiki" parser. Therefore that will also require changes if the wiki
> parser just gets a new param.
> Last but not least, we currently work on parsers / formatters working in
> a completely different way internally (using a dom tree).
> You see, doing that nocamelcase thing is much more work than just a
> quick hack.

Noted that this would be more complicated than it sounds.  Still, it would
be a useful feature -- is there some way for supporters of this idea to
raise its priority as a feature request by adding our "votes"?

 - Chris

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