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On Sep 17, 2011, at 11:21 PM, John MacFarlane wrote:

> I'm pleased to announce the release of lunamark 0.2. This is a complete
> rewrite of the 2009 version, with a new API. I am very grateful to Hans Hagen,
> who resurrected the project for use in ConTeXt and made major improvements in
> the efficiency and performance of the code.

Sounds very promising :)

> The library is as portable as lua and has very good performance. It is
> slightly faster than the author's own C library peg-markdown, an order of
> magnitude faster than pandoc, two orders of magnitude faster than,
> and three orders of magnitude faster than markdown.lua.

If you have a chance, could you include in your benchmark David Parsons' Discount library?