markdownlint VS proselint

Compare markdownlint vs proselint and see what are their differences.

markdownlint

A Node.js style checker and lint tool for Markdown/CommonMark files. (by DavidAnson)
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markdownlint proselint
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4,429 4,272
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9.6 4.2
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JavaScript Python
MIT License BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License
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markdownlint

Posts with mentions or reviews of markdownlint. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-03.
  • Recommended Linters
    3 projects | dev.to | 3 Feb 2024
    markdownlint - A Node.js style checker and lint tool for Markdown/CommonMark files.
  • Regal v0.14.0 released
    2 projects | /r/OpenPolicyAgent | 5 Dec 2023
    Improvements - The prefer-some-in-iteration rule will by default no longer flag iteration where a sub-attribute is used, like input[_].item - The use-in-operator rule has been extended to include more types of items, leading to better discovery of locations where in should be used - Remove replace directive in go.mod that made hard to integrate Regal as a library - The project now uses markdownlint to ensure consistent formatting of its documentation - The Go API now allows reading custom rules from an fs.FS filesystem
  • Project idea: port markdownlint to Rust
    9 projects | /r/rust | 21 Apr 2023
    People are always looking for simple projects to learn Rust with, so here's one for anyone who's currently looking. Port markdownlint to Rust. Markdownlint is ~3.3k lines of JavaScript (including the lint implementation themselves!), so I reckon it's pretty doable.
  • VS Code - Catch errors in your markdown files
    2 projects | dev.to | 4 Jul 2022
    The markdownlint VS Code extension is powered by the Node library of the same name. Its usage is quite similar to ESLint. It has a set of rules that can be configured, errors are highlighted, and you can automatically fix simple errors.
  • Markdown Linting
    9 projects | dev.to | 19 Aug 2021
    Markdown Lint
  • 10 Best Visual Studio Code Extensions for Flutter Development
    6 projects | dev.to | 14 Jun 2021
    There are no compilers in the Flutter project that guarantee to find issues in README.md or CHANGELOG.md files. To remedy this, the Markdownlint plugin provides a set of guidelines to encourage Markdown file standards and uniformity. You can use this extension to check for problems locally and verify the content before publishing it live. Browse the user manual to learn more about rules.

proselint

Posts with mentions or reviews of proselint. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-27.
  • Writing like a pro with vale & neovim
    5 projects | /r/neovim | 27 May 2022
    You can try proselint, which also has built-in support in null-ls. Its LaTeX support isn't perfect, but it's workable.
  • Help with autocompletion for prose writing.
    3 projects | /r/neovim | 5 May 2022
    Something like grammar-guard, proselint and/or language-tool?
  • Grammar checker for scientific writing
    9 projects | /r/emacs | 17 Dec 2021
    Yep, though there's not a lot to see! Follow the instructions for installing proselint at https://github.com/amperser/proselint and configure as follows:
  • Is there a reliable Grammarly package for Emacs?
    5 projects | /r/emacs | 9 Nov 2021
    Vale uses a customizable grammar checker, and you can download some open-source configurations to start working with from the link above. Then, you just need to add something like below to your Emacs configuration: (flycheck-define-checker vale "A prose linter" :command ("vale" "--output" "line" source) :standard-input nil :error-patterns ((error line-start (file-name) ":" line ":" column ":" (id (one-or-more (not (any ":")))) ":" (message) line-end)) :modes (markdown-mode org-mode text-mode) ) (add-to-list 'flycheck-checkers 'vale 'append) (setq flycheck-vale-executable "/usr/local/bin/vale") It looks like you can do something similar with Proselint, which looks wonderful and I have been meaning to try using in my day-to-day: https://unconj.ca/blog/linting-prose-in-emacs.html .
  • Markdown Linting
    9 projects | dev.to | 19 Aug 2021
    proselint
  • Setting up VIM for blogging
    13 projects | dev.to | 23 Apr 2021
    Full list here. Since the tool is a linter, it sounds like it should work with language servers. I use CoC.nvim for LSP features. Thankfully some smart guys have figured out how to make proselint work with coc.nvim & coc-diagnostic (see here). Now it works for my blog posts just like clangd does for my C++ code.
    13 projects | dev.to | 23 Apr 2021
    Proselint is not a VIM plugin. It is a separate tool described as a linter of English prose. Here are some of its features:
  • novelWriter 1.0
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Jan 2021
    You're looking for proselint. https://github.com/amperser/proselint

What are some alternatives?

When comparing markdownlint and proselint you can also consider the following projects:

vim-pencil - Rethinking Vim as a tool for writing

vale - :pencil: A markup-aware linter for prose built with speed and extensibility in mind.

write-good - Naive linter for English prose

novelWriter - novelWriter is an open source plain text editor designed for writing novels. It supports a minimal markdown-like syntax for formatting text. It is written with Python 3 (3.8+) and Qt 5 (5.10+) for cross-platform support.

lsp-grammarly - lsp-mode ❤️ grammarly

remark-lint - plugins to check (lint) markdown code style

coc-diagnostic - diagnostic-languageserver extension for coc.nvim

vale-styles - Checks for Vale based on popular style guides

lsp-ltex - lsp-mode ❤️ LTEX

vim-wordy - Uncover usage problems in your writing

markdownlint - Markdown lint tool