Textile instead of 'Pier Syntax'
Daniel P Zepeda
daniel at zepeda.ws
Sun Jul 26 07:44:25 MEST 2009
I was fairly excited to stumble across Pier as this is a system that I
was actually intending to write for a client. There are a ton of CMS's
out there, but none of them as far as I know allow one to edit in
place the entire system, other than say CMSbox, which is out of reach
where I live.
I envisioned a little more Ajax+Scriptaculous goodness in the update
process, and also a preview-accept transaction in the editing process.
Since I use Ruby on Rails in my day job, I was intending to use that
as well, since I know it well, and I'm only getting started using
Seaside for toy projects.
Pier seems to be pretty much what I need out of 'out of the box',
excepting the points I made above. However, I'm curious why 'Pier
Syntax' was developed instead of using an already popular markup like
Textile? Are there any plans to use other markups besides 'Pier
Syntax' ? I haven't looked at the code yet, but if there are no plans
for any other Markup, how hard do you think it would be to implement a
different markup besides Pier Syntax for a professional programmer
that knows some Smalltalk, say like, oh, I don't know, Textile? :)
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