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# Slim

## posted August 2014

I talked about Slim the other day. I wanted to do a similar project not so long ago that I would have called weblang.

I first thought about an indented language with no symbols to declare html elements. Something like that:

p
ul
li
hey !

But then I thought, how will I distinguish markups from text. If I want to write ul without it being translated to <ul></ul>, how do I do that?
And if I want to write several lines of text, will I have to indent them all the time ?

That's why I quickly thought the language would need brackets and a symbol to distinguish markup from plain text (I used \$).

Slim is somehow what I had imagined at the beginning and it's working!

The above example in Slim would be written as such:

p
ul
li
| hey !

Not so far from what I had in mind :)

If you're not convinced yet, try this html to Slim conversion app on a heavy html page of yours that you can't really understand anymore and you'll see how amazing it is!

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