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Bug#895353: ITP: rust-pulldown-cmark-0.1 -- Pull parser for CommonMark




Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
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   Package name: rust-pulldown-cmark-0.1
        Version: 0.1.2
Upstream Author: Raph Levien <raph@xxxxxxxxxx>
            URL: https://github.com/google/pulldown-cmark
        License: MIT
    Description: Pull parser for CommonMark, written in Rust.

Pulldown-cmark is a pull parser library for CommonMark, written in Rust.
It comes with a simple command-line tool, useful for rendering to HTML,
and is also designed to be easy to use from as a library.
It is designed to be:
* Fast; a bare minimum of allocation and copying
* Safe; written in pure Rust with no unsafe blocks
* Versatile; in particular source-maps are supported
* Correct; the goal is 100% compliance with the CommonMark spec

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I suggest to use the source package name rust-pulldown-cmark-0.1 because
the main usage is as a library, e.g. in the mdbook tool or the cobalt
static site generator.

I intend to help maintaining rust-based packages in Debian, and
CommonMark seems to be a first low-hanging fruit, because it only
depends on only two other rust libraries (bitflags and getopts) which is
not common in the rust environment. It provides value as a stand-alone
command-line tool for generating HTML from CommonMark files.

Regards,
Wolfgang.