Kramdown 0.4.0 released

About kramdown

kramdown (sic, not Kramdown or KramDown, just kramdown) is a free
GPL-licensed Ruby library for parsing a
superset of Markdown. It is completely written in Ruby, supports
standard Markdown (with some minor modifications) and various
extensions that have been made popular by the [PHP Markdown Extra]
package and [Maruku].
Homepage for installation instructions and documentation:

kramdown 0.4.0 released

This release features the addition of a simple table syntax and
syntax highlighting of code blocks. I think that with these two
additions kramdown now supports all the major features regarding
parsing and HTML output that Maruku supports.

Regarding speed: Simple benchmarks using the Markdown README file (can
be found inside this zip file) show that kramdown is currently
faster than, for example, the original, PHP Markdown, PHP
Markdown Extra, Python Markdown and Maruku.


  • Major changes:

  • Minor changes:

    • Changed CSS class name kramdown-footnotes to footnotes for
      better compatibility
  • Bug fixes:

    • Regular expression for matching escaped characters now works