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Markdown vs Asciidoctor: What are the differences?

Markdown: Text-to-HTML conversion tool/syntax for web writers, by John Gruber. Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML; Asciidoctor: An open source, pure Ruby processor for converting AsciiDoc documents or strings into HTML and other formats. It is a fast, open source text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook, PDF, and other formats. Asciidoctor is written in Ruby and runs on all major operating systems .

Markdown and Asciidoctor are primarily classified as "Languages" and "Text Processors" tools respectively.

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Pros of Asciidoctor
Pros of Markdown
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      Easy formatting
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      Widely adopted
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      Intuitive
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      Github integration
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      Great for note taking
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      Defacto GitHub lingo

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    Cons of Asciidoctor
    Cons of Markdown
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        Inconsistend flavours eg github, reddit, mmd etc
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        Limited syntax
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        Not suitable for longer documents
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        Non-extensible
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        No right indentation
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        No underline
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        Cannot centralise (HTML code needed)
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        Unable to indent tables

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      What is Asciidoctor?

      It is a fast, open source text processor and publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc content to HTML5, DocBook, PDF, and other formats. Asciidoctor is written in Ruby and runs on all major operating systems

      What is Markdown?

      Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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      Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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