Created: 2011-07-11 07:21
Updated: 2014-05-01 09:03


´╗┐GitHub Markup


We use this library on GitHub when rendering your README or any other rich text file.


The following markups are supported. The dependencies listed are required if you wish to run the library.

  comes with Perl >= 5.10. Lower versions should install Pod::Simple from CPAN.


Want to contribute? Great! There are two ways to add markups.

      1. Commands
If your markup is in a language other than Ruby, drop a translator script in `lib/github/commands` which accepts input on STDIN and returns HTML on STDOUT. See [rest2html][r2h] for an example.

Once your script is in place, edit `lib/github/markups.rb` and tell GitHub Markup about it. Again we look to [rest2html][r2hc] for guidance:

    command(:rest2html, /re?st(.txt)?/)

Here we're telling GitHub Markup of the existence of a `rest2html` command which should be used for any file ending in `rest`, `rst`, `rest.txt` or `rst.txt`. Any regular expression will do.

Finally add your tests. Create a `README.extension` in `test/markups` along with a `README.extension.html`. As you may imagine, the `README.extension` should be your known input and the `README.extension.html` should be the desired output.

Now run the tests: `rake`

If nothing complains, congratulations!

      1. Classes
If your markup can be translated using a Ruby library, that's great. Check out Check `lib/github/markups.rb` for some examples. Let's look at Markdown:

    markup(:markdown, /md|mkdn?|markdown/) do |content|

We give the `markup` method three bits of information: the name of the file to `require`, a regular expression for extensions to match, and a block to run with unformatted markup which should return HTML.

If you need to monkeypatch a RubyGem or something, check out the included RDoc example.

Tests should be added in the same manner as described under the `Commands` section.


    gem install github-markup


    require 'github/markup'
    GitHub::Markup.render('README.markdown', "* One\n* Two")

Or, more realistically:

    require 'github/markup'


To run the tests:

    $ rake

To add tests see the `Commands` section earlier in this README.


1. Fork it. 2. Create a branch (`git checkout -b my_markup`) 3. Commit your changes (`git commit -am "Added Snarkdown"`) 4. Push to the branch (`git push origin my_markup`) 5. Create an [Issue][1] with a link to your branch 6. Enjoy a refreshing Diet Coke and wait

[r2h]: [r2hc]: [1]:

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