I thought I’d cop flack for my ARM Mac post, but I’ve had more comments about my reservations on Markdown brackets. These were in my inbox on the weekend, starting with Gabriel S:
I thought that was just me!
Yes. Definitely yes. Round brackets for the roundy human bit, square brackets for the squarey computer bit.
Hales also mentioned how MediaWiki does external links with a single square bracket around the human link and the URL, which I agree is much easier. He also mentioned Textile, which I remember back when my blog was briefly on TextPattern.
And finally, HLA quoted a portion of the post with a 👍. Thanks!
I haven’t committed to it yet, but I’m thinking as part of learning emacs—or even if I decide to stick with Vim for everything—I might try and set up some macros to do inline HTML for me as I did in the old days.