@chr what do you think the odds are that Mastodon will ever support Markdown?

@Christian upstream has rejected the idea several times, so unlikely. i have no objection but i also don't really want to maintain a patchset which will likely be large and a moving target, especially if the markdown won't be viewable on other vanilla mastodon instances :(

@chr
> I don't really want to maintain a patchset which will likely be large and a moving target

I'm sorry, can you explain what you mean by this?

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@Christian sure. adding markdown support *seems* like the kind of thing which would require a good chunk of code to implement. (i haven’t looked into it, i could be wrong on that). moreover the code required to support it would probably be in parts of mastodon’s logic that are likely to change relatively frequently.

the result of this would be that every time i went to update mastodon, it would be somewhat arduous and require figuring out what changed upstream and how to reconcile it with the markdown code. i would rather avoid that because it already requires several few hours of labor to update cybrespace whenever mastodon has a new version as is.

all that being said, i’ve been thinking about this for the last week and i think i want to investigate further, so i might change my mind. we’ll see.

@chr
Oooo, sounds good! Keep me posted :]

(and thank you for taking the time to answer in such detail)

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