tell your robots to stand down and i'll take a moment:

RedCloth 2.0.8.  Available in RAA.
http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/665/redcloth-2.0.8.tar.gz

RedCloth[1] is a module for using Textile in Ruby. Textile is a text 
format.  A very simple text format.  Another stab at making readable 
text that can be converted to HTML.

Denis Mertz was responsible for many of the improvements you see in this 
release.  His speed patch increased the overall speed of the RedCloth 
parser by a factor of 8-10.  His bug reports, filed at instiki.org, 
helped uncover a number of problems with pre tags and inline markup. 
Thanks, Denis for your patches and concise bug reports!

This release is a highly recommended upgrade, considering the speed 
differences and the wealth of broken Textile discovered on Instiki.org.

Again, the reference[2].  Real thanks!

_why

fn1. http://whytheluckystiff.net/ruby/redcloth/
fn2. http://hobix.com/textile/