[Ann] alpha … Pillar rendering


Rendering the Pillar markup inside the Pharo image

This is work in (early) progress, but I think it is far enough for a “technology preview”.

Goal of the project

The goal of the project is to be able to do better in-image documentation. To do this, I am working on several fronts:

  1. Rendering more pillar, expecially I would like to get a solution for tables.
  2. Rendering github markdown in addition to pillar markdown. This will allow me to pull markdown from git and display it in-image.
  3. Giving the “help-system” some love.
  4. In-image tools for writing markdown – a markdown editor
  5. A design for keeping the mark-down texts seamlessly outside of the image

Reg. 1., I can only figure out how to transform a morphic table into an image, and then add that image to the text (not included atm as I find it so ugly a solution). Any other ideas are greatly appreciated.

Reg. 2. I am nearly done on this one, at least for the easy aspects (headers, lists, emphasis, code-blocks).

Reg 3 and 4. Only loose ideas atm.

Trying it out

Load it using Metacello:

Metacello new
   baseline: 'PillarRichTextRender';
   repository: 'github://kasperosterbye/PillarRichTextRender';

At the moment it will load the whole of Pillar, but I hope to fix that soon.

Once loaded, the class PRRichTextComposer has some examples on the class side.

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