[erlang-questions] Erlang and bbcode

Bob Ippolito <>
Fri Jul 13 05:38:36 CEST 2012


On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM, Richard O'Keefe <> wrote:

>
> On 13/07/2012, at 12:43 PM, Bob Ippolito wrote:
>
> > Sounds like an education problem to me. If I had to guess, I'd say that
> markdown was done this way because it was somehow easier to come up with a
> ball of regexes than make a complete grammar that did something useful.
> Testing seems a lot more mainstream now than it was  when either of these
> things were developed.
>
> When _were_ they developed?  Testing has been around for a _long_ time.
>
>
Looks like Markdown was 2003. From memory, comprehensive unit testing of
small open source projects wasn't as popular then as it is now.

-bob
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