To this end, it should be possible to enter Markdown mode for
certain documents, where the other features are disabled in favor
of a strict interpretation of Markdown.
Longer term this might be a feature we look into. It’s
just that for now I think we can offer a lot more value in other
areas. First… just getting everything working well. Second
adding some folding and filtering features.
The thing about many parts of the full markdown syntax is that
it’s really designed for viewing and editing in plain text
files. So it has (in my mind) a lot of formatting mixed in with the
semantics… and that creates issues on our end where we are
trying to add our own formatting. At this point I sorta feel like
if you want to be doing full markdown (for example as represented
then it’s pretty hard to beat an existing text editor such as
BBEdit or TextMate.
But I think if you are just talking about basic headings and
lists then our approach can add a lot of value. Once we get some of
our initial FoldingText goals out of the way then we might look at
trying to support the full markdown syntax.