That changed today when I opened bitbucket and created a new repository, hoping to write down design notes regarding a software that I’m attempting to build. (I’ve made a simple “oscilloscope” – an analog converter that would sample a signal at 160kHz and send the samples through an Ethernet connection. I need a software to display and manipulate the trace. But I digress.)
The wiki engine on bitbucket uses Creole markup. Since I really hate how every wiki engine uses a different markup, I was quite pleased by the attempt at standardization, even if somewhat informal. My initial enthusiasm, however, quickly disappeared when I saw the results that the labor yielded.
Who in their right state of mind would use a double slash to indicate emphasis? Actually, the so-called specification furthers its shameful act by making the double slash result in italics, thus dealing a hurtful blow to all of us that firmly believe in the semantic web. Please people, use Markdown.