Why is markdown different between JIRA and Stash?

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Same company, similar looking interface, different markdown.  What's the rationale behind making the markdown different?

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The rationale has been addressed previously in https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/STASH-4385, but essentially the rationale is that Stash uses Markdown to be consistent with other software development tools.

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Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Feb 26, 2015

Mike,

JIRA does not use Markdown. It uses it's own Wiki Markup: https://jira.atlassian.com/secure/WikiRendererHelpAction.jspa?section=all

-- Pedro

Ok so it's not called Markdown, but that doesn't take away from the fact that there are two separate interfaces to accomplish relatively the same thing. Why would Atlassian choose to handle things differently between the applications? I'm most interested in the philosophy behind that decision.

JIRA uses a suspect of what confluence used to use. Stash was written later when a different markup language was more popular

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