One of the things that came out of Markdown, One Year Later was that we really needed to open source our C# server-side implementation of Markdown.
Hi there, guys! > > Sure, I don’t mind at all. I’ve always wanted the community to improve and contribute to its development, but never found the proverbial bandwidth to run the project that way. > > Cheers! Milan
So, I've released our C# implementation of Markdown under a proper open source license -- as MarkdownSharp!
I've already made a few changes to properly package it as a decent open source project:
included relevant links, documentation, and related files
added MDTest 1.1 test suite
added Simple test suite
both NUnit and console runnable tests
standard Benchmark with short, medium, and long Markdown samples
refactored and profiled for 2x - 5x more performance
the Stack Overflow specific changes (such as stricter italics/bold) are configurable, so you can toggle them on and off.
One nice side effect of this process is that I've been able to incorporate quite a few bug fixes, some of them fairly serious. The failure to escape backticks was a big one, and there was a subtle bug involving a single character of whitespace that caused all
s to be wrapped in paragraph tags since.. well, forever.