lunes, 2 de noviembre de 2020

Preview of Microdown, simplified syntax for documentation in Pharo 9

Exciting times are coming in the next Pharo 9 release. Have you heard about Pillar? It is a markup syntax with tools to write and generate documentation, books and slides. The new Pharo 9 release will allow to format documentation with a simplified version of Pillar, called Microdown

This is how Microdown looks like with System Browser class comments:

The documentation can be written directly in the System Browser, and one can get an immediate preview by switching the view while writing documentation for a class. The syntax is extremely simple (much simpler than Markdown), and the project is currently being pushed, so it's a nice opportunity to collaborate and provide feedback.