Extending the mdTranslator
New readers and writers can be added with little to no impact on the base mdTranslator code. New readers and writers also should be written in a way that will not interfere with existing reades and writers.
A developer of a new reader or writer should start by gaining an understanding of the mdTranslator architecture and in particular the structure of the internal object which all readers will write to and all writers will read from.
And of course, a reasonable understanding of the Ruby development language is required.
Creating Readers - lists functions of the reader and rules to follow when writing them.
Creating Writers - lists functions of the writer and rules to follow when writing them.