This post was originally on my old/other blog which was build using
pelican, so some of the references here may not make sense
In that episode, they were asked why do these two SSGs have different meta data format (aka front matter). While I don't remember “why” but Roberto Alsina of Nikola had suggested that he would support other metadata formats for better compatibility.
This was back in 2015.
Fast forward to 2017.
Nikola has delivered on that promise.