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argot text markup -- a markdown dialect

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Argot is a small set of extensions on the markdown markup language designed primarily for writing technical blog entries. The extensions are not “proper” markdown extensions; they are implemented as preprocessors that compile down into markdown or html syntax. In addition to markdown’s regular syntax, which argot does not interfere with, argot provides these features:

You can fork argot from its hg repository.


argot requires markdown, pygments, and lxml. lxml can be difficult to install from pypi, so it is not listed as an installation requirement in Please fulfill this requirement through lxml’s OS bundles.

moin-style highlighted code blocks

In markdown, code blocks are blocks of text one level of indentation removed from the body text. However, when dealing with more primative browser input mechanisms, indenting lots of text can be problematic (as tab often shifts input focus). In addition to allowing for this convention, argot implements moin/tracwiki style code blocks that feature syntax highlighting via pygments.


The general syntax is ‘{{{‘ followed by an optional shebang and desired pygments parser, followed by your code block, and bookended with ‘}}}’:

    ... code ...

By default, if no parser is provided, argot uses pygments to try and guess what language is being used. It falls back to the plain text lexer.

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