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Markdent::Parser(3pm) User Contributed Perl Documentation Markdent::Parser(3pm)


Markdent::Parser - A markdown parser


version 0.39


  my $handler = Markdent::Handler::HTMLStream->new( ... );
  my $parser = Markdent::Parser->new(
      dialect => ...,
      handler => $handler,
  $parser->parse( markdown => $markdown );


This class provides the primary interface for creating a parser. It ties a block and span parser together with a handler.

By default, it will parse the standard Markdown dialect, but you can provide alternate block or span parser classes.


This class provides the following methods:


This method creates a new parser. It accepts the following parameters:

  • dialects => $name or [ $name1, $name2 ]

    You can use this to apply dialect roles to the standard parser class.

    If a dialect name does not contain a namespace separator (::), the constructor looks for roles named "Markdent::Dialect::${dialect}::BlockParser" and "Markdent::Dialect::${dialect}::SpanParser".

    If a dialect name does contain a namespace separator, it is used a prefix - $dialect::BlockParser and $dialect::SpanParser.

    If any relevant roles are found, they will be used by the parser.

    It is okay if a given dialect only provides a block or span parser, but not both.

  • block_parser_class => $class

    This defaults to Markdent::Parser::BlockParser, but can be any class which implements the Markdent::Role::BlockParser role.

  • span_parser_class => $class

    This defaults to Markdent::Parser::SpanParser, but can be any class which implements the Markdent::Role::SpanParser role.

  • handler => $handler

    This can be any object which implements the Markdent::Role::Handler role. It is required.

$parser->parse( markdown => $markdown )

This method parses the given document. The parsing will cause events to be fired which will be passed to the parser's handler.


This class does the Markdent::Role::EventsAsMethods and Markdent::Role::Handler roles.


See Markdent for bug reporting details.

Bugs may be submitted at <>.

I am also usually active on IRC as 'autarch' on "irc://".


The source code repository for Markdent can be found at <>.


Dave Rolsky <>


This software is copyright (c) 2021 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this distribution.

2021-02-24 perl v5.32.1