I don't think that the character used is in itself that important here. I'm all for dash/minus for single-level lists, for example.
-- Radomir Dopieralski, 2007-Mar-08
"Space required only after a second-level bullet list item" doesn't correspond to what's implied in BoldAndListsAmbiguity. That's what I'd implemented first before failing the test cases, getting ashamed :-) and changing my engine...
A space is also required between stars used for lists and stars used for bold. But I think it's the most obvious thing to do for authors, and it's easy to specify it.
-- YvesPiguet, 2007-Mar-08
Ah yes, I did phrase that incorrectly. Fixing it now...
-- Chuck Smith, 2007-Mar-08