Posted 10 years ago by Brian Jepson
AsciiDoc is a markup language similar to Markdown, but AsciiDoc is ideal for writing long-form works such as books. O'Reilly and MAKE both use it to create books (I'm a book editor on the MAKE team).
Here is some more information:
- File type name: AsciiDoc
- Extensions: .asc, .asciidoc
- Markup language used for writing books and articles.
- Documentation and specs: http://www.methods.co.nz/asciidoc/
- Syntax support in other editors: http://www.methods.co.nz/asciidoc/#_editor_support, Syntax cheatsheet: http://powerman.name/doc/asciidoc
- The language is commented with // for inline comments, and //// for block comments.
- Most delimiters would make sense for highlighting; the Vim highlighter might give you some ideas about how far to take that.
- Example articles: http://www.methods.co.nz/asciidoc/#_overview_and_examples