Daniel Himmelstein: The counterargument that "git checkout –" should be git checkout – is convincing to me. GitHub markdown has additional limitations, such as no formulas, that are not present in TLFM.
Daniel Himmelstein: I start from the premise that TLFM should be capable of publication quality output. This is likely not the case for Discourse, Stackoverflow, or GitHub.
Jesse Spaulding: Good points. I think we'll start with doing something with the titles and then go from there.
Jesse Spaulding: @dhimmel Two dashes -- and three dashes --- now both automatically convert to em-dashes (—) in markdown and discussion titles. Additionally, quotes in discussion titles convert to curly quotes.
Jesse Spaulding: Because people commonly use -- in place of an em-dash. If we do what you suggest they will be getting en-dashes when they mean to get em-dashes! It seems strange to expect people to type 3 dashes to get an em-dash. I've never seen that.