Continuing the discussion from My Use Case (maybe very edge):
UPDATE! The response below is old. The current status of TaskPaper is that version 3 is being developed and can be downloaded at http://www.taskpaper.com.
I’m not sure.
I see TaskPaper as two things. The idea and the app.
I see the idea as “finished”. I think if I try to extend it with any new syntax to do more it will only complicate things and take away TaskPaper’s primary advantage. FoldingText for Atom is the place where all new ideas will go.
I see TaskPaper the app as functioning but old and getting older. Unfortunately updating it isn’t a simple matter. It’s based on a number of outdated and removed OS X technologies (such as Objective-c garbage collection) So even a small update would require updating almost all of the code.
I’m really enjoying working on the Atom platform right now. And have fantasies of building a modern TaskPaper on it. (with the same plan that I have for FoldingText for Atom, which is that I’d also release a standalone version so installing and maintaining Atom wouldn’t be necessary).
I think someday I’ll do it, but for the foreseeable future I think FoldingText for Atom will be taking all of my time. This new modern TaskPaper wouldn’t change any of the basics that are already in the current TaskPaper release other then modernize and take advantage of the hackable and cross platform nature of Atom.