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A modified version of formd for use with Pythonista on iOS
# encoding=utf8
formd by Seth Brown, 02-24-12
modified for iOS use (Pythonista) by Brett Terpstra, 10-17-12
from sys import stdin, stdout
import clipboard
import re
from collections import OrderedDict
class ForMd(object):
"""Format mardown text"""
def __init__(self, text):
super(ForMd, self).__init__()
self.text = text
self.match_links = re.compile(r'(\[.*?\])\s?(\[.*?\]|\(.*?\))',
self.match_refs = re.compile(r'(?<=\n)\[.*?\]:\s?.*') = []
def _links(self, ):
"""find Markdown links"""
links = re.findall(self.match_links, self.text)
for link in links:
# remove newline breaks from urls spanning multi-lines
parsed_link = [s.replace('\n','') for s in link]
yield parsed_link
def _refs(self):
"""find Markdown references"""
refs = re.findall(self.match_refs, self.text)
refs = OrderedDict(i.split(":", 1) for i in refs)
return refs
def _format(self):
"""process text"""
links = (i for i in self._links())
refs = self._refs()
for n, link in enumerate(links):
text, ref = link
ref_num = ''.join(("[",str(n+1),"]: "))
if ref in refs.keys():
url = refs.get(ref).strip()
formd_ref = ''.join((ref_num, url))
formd_text = ''.join((text, ref_num))[formd_text, formd_ref])
elif text in refs.keys():
url = refs.get(text).strip()
formd_ref = ''.join((ref_num, url))
formd_text = ''.join((text, ref_num))[formd_text, formd_ref])
elif ref not in refs.keys():
parse_ref = ref.strip("()")
formd_ref = ''.join((ref_num, parse_ref))
formd_text = ''.join((text,ref_num))[formd_text, formd_ref])
def inline_md(self):
"""generate inline markdown """
text_link = iter([''.join((_[0].split("][",1)[0],
"](", _[1].split(":",1)[1].strip(), ")")) for _ in])
formd_text = self.match_links.sub(lambda _: next(text_link), md)
formd_md = self.match_refs.sub('', formd_text).strip()
yield formd_md
def ref_md(self):
"""generate referenced markdown"""
ref_nums = iter([_[0].rstrip(" :") for _ in])
formd_text = self.match_links.sub(lambda _: next(ref_nums), md)
formd_refs = self.match_refs.sub('', formd_text).strip()
references = (i[1] for i in
formd_md = '\n'.join((formd_refs, '\n', '\n'.join(i for i in references)))
yield formd_md
def flip(self):
"""convert markdown to the opposite style of the first text link"""
first_match =, self.text).group(0)
if '(' and ')' in first_match:
formd_md = self.ref_md()
formd_md = self.inline_md()
return formd_md
if __name__ == '__main__':
description = 'formd: A (for)matting (M)ark(d)own tool.'
md = clipboard.get()
if md == '':
print 'No text in clipboard'
text = ForMd(md)
new_clip = text.flip()
# clipboard.set(new_clip)
[clipboard.set(t) for t in new_clip]
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