[OS X TeX] Pandoc

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Feb 26 10:04:19 EST 2011

Has anyone had experience with Pandoc? <http://johnmacfarlane.net/ 

I just found out about it: "If you need to convert files from one  
markup format into another, pandoc is your swiss-army knife. [...]  
Pandoc is free software, released under the GPL. © 2006–2011 John  

I tried it on the site and it was impressive enough that I wanted to  
download it to give it a real try BUT:
> Pandoc is in the MacPorts, Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, Arch, Fedora,  
> NetBSD, and FreeBSD ports repositories. Note that the version of  
> pandoc in these repositories may not be the most recent. There is  
> also a Windows installer.
> If an up-to-date package is not available for your system, an  
> excellent way to install the latest release of pandoc is to install  
> the Haskell platform on your system, then use the cabal tool:
> cabal update
> cabal install pandoc
> This will download and compile pandoc and all of its dependencies.  
> If you want syntax highlighting support, add the flag - 
> fhighlighting. If you do not want to install the wrapper script  
> markdown2pdf, add -f-wrappers.

So, it is not for me but since there have been threads about  
conversion, I thought I might mention it.

Very regretful regards


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