Andrea Rota wrote a generic perl module that can be used to convert
text from some markup to html using external text filters like
This module helps with the setup of text filters: given a text processing tool (such as rest2html, rest2latex,
deplate, etc.) TextPipe reads an input string, lets the text processing tool process text and returns marked-up output to calling application.
This module was written mainly to allow non-Perl text processing tools to be used in Perl applications.
Be warned though that
deplatein favor of reStructuredText)
If you find it useful, feel free to write the missing bits.