A software manual written using Markdown

TextMate author Allan Odgaard has been working on a user manual for the program, in preparation for next week’s final release of version 1.1. He’s been writing and editing for a few weeks. As a Markdown devotee (all my posts here are written using Markdown) I was pleased to see this comment in his blog entry about the manual:

Should you somehow have missed my countless references to Markdown then for the records let me just state that the documentation was written in Markdown and I absolutely love it!

It says a lot that after weeks of intensive work he is praising, not cursing, the markup system he chose.

(This also explains all those tweaks Allan’s been making to the Markdown bundle lately!)