Flat code block syntax
bruce at macscripter.net
Mon Oct 8 11:52:37 EDT 2007
>>> I'm not sure the indentation feature is so useful. After all, you
>>> can use the old syntax if you want indentation. What do you think?
>> I'd prefer to keep it simple and leave out the indentation feature.
I would also prefer to leave this out.
>>> Perhaps an alternative would be to use ++++s instead of ~~~~s.
>> Advantages: Not currently used for anything in markdown or
>> vertically centered on the line in most fonts. Disadvantage: ugly?
> Ugly indeed. What I've seen used for that is a line of dash: ----,
> but that would trigger a horizontal line and I don't feel like
> overriding that.
Dashes are also used by Setext headers.
Though not visually appealing, are there any (technical) thoughts on
backticks (which are currently used for <code>)?
What about colons?
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