Fletcher on 24 Jun, 2020 05:10 PM
Still me! Composer v4 is still going strong, and v5 is in development based on improvements that were made for nvUltra. In addition, nvUltra and Composer for iOS are also both in development, but not ready for public beta testing yet.
I don't have any plans to support syntaxes outside of Markdown/MultiMarkdown at the moment. If I did, it would probably end up being a different app, and right now my plate is full.
Matthew G. Saroff has developed already a while ago a Firefox plug-in extension, to edit bbcode texts.
Would you consider collaborating with him, in
either allowing for BBcode translations in MultiMarkDown Converter Pro; (see first screenshot);
or (better, but more complicated):
add in MultimarkDown Composer Preferences under MMD → Markdown Mode a second choice, namely BBcode, (see second screenshot), and
let the general Markdown Mode Preference choice be overwritten at individual file level, both
-- under File → New → MMD ; File → New → standard MD ; File → New → BBedit, (in case the user knows from the beginning what unique format he wants) and
-- under File → Translate to → MMD ; File → Translate to → standard MD ; File → Translate to → BBedit ; (with the presently existing format grayed out).
The main advantage of allowing for the BBedit format in your (essentially) MD and MMD application is, that many snippets one writes in different fora and other kinds of social network platforms, might be kept in some sort of order locally in one's own computer, and, most importantly, one could compose and re-edit for a longer time a text, and only when one is happy with the final result, one could copy-and-paste the final (BBedit-format) text into a the platform in question.
I guess, I am not the only one stressed unnecessarily, for having to produce a final text in a social media platform, while still thinking. Being able to write in a separate editor at one's own leisure, and publish only when one is happy, would be great for many, I think.
As MMD is such a natural format for developing ideas, probably many would like to later publish, and re-publish, snippets (or whole files) initially written in MMD for oneself, in various social media platforms.
I imagine Matthew, would seriously consider doing most of the work, as it is more in his interest to do so, than in yours; (I say, «imagine», as I did not aproach him in this regard).
The main question is, of course, if you can set up a clear interface between your development work, and his, so both of you clearly know, what belongs to whom.
What do you think?
Fletcher on 25 Apr, 2021 07:14 PM
Thanks for writing in. I hope you are well.
At this time, I still don't have any plans to support other markup
languages outside of Markdown/MultiMarkdown. Never say never, and all
that, but it is unlikely that I will spend significant time on other
markup formats unless for some reason MultiMarkdown becomes less useful
for my own needs in the future.
There are other text editors that can provide basic syntax highlighting
for a multitude of languages (Sublime Text, TextMate, others), and that
can run programs to convert text to other formats for exporting. Marked
can be used to run arbitrary shell commands (at least as of current
version, though sandboxing restrictions may limit this) and could be
used to preview documents in other syntaxes than Markdown/MultiMarkdown.
I think the advantage that Composer has is the focus specifically on
Markdown/MultiMarkdown that enables me to customize nuances of behavior
for those formats that are more difficult in other editors.
Sorry for having bothered you.
You are perfectly right: «Horses for courses».
Besides, I have already used TextMate for a long while; only, I really enjoy using your MMD Composer. You are perfectly right: it cannot be, and it should not be an all-dancing, all-singing application.
Opening (say) four folders in nvUltra goes quite nicely. (See attachment.)
I would find it very helpful to have this mirrored both in MMD Composer, and in Marked2, that is, open all files of one folder as tabs of one window, and all files of another folder, as tabs of another window.
Is that possible?