Markdown is now supported for comments, experimentallyby jdporter (Canon)
|on Jun 09, 2021 at 19:15 UTC||Need Help??|
Due to "popular demand", PerlMonks now supports Markdown formatting for writeups. Note: Initially, Markdown is only supported for comments (aka notes). If everyone likes it, we will extend the capability to root-level posts as well (SOPW posts, etc.)
Some relevant past discussions:
Sorry it took me a minute to implement this feature. :-D
To enable the use of Markdown in your comments, go to your User Settings and change the "Format writeups as:" selection from 'conventional' to 'markdown'.
Be aware that this is a global setting. You can't select the format at the time you submit the writeup.
When you are looking at a writeup entry box (textarea), you will see a short note immediately above it indicating which markup you can use.
This change was actually relatively simple to implement, since modules for converting markdown to HTML already existed.