Many times when asking or answering, or even just commenting, it's desired to have a <tt> or similar functionality. For example, when referencing a function or a variable, you would use something like this: `my_function_name`, which outputs my_function_name.

Inline, it really throws off the appearance - especially in comments when you reference a few different things. A better, more subtle (yet still obvious) approach would be to allow <tt> or some other way to output a fixed-width font to highlight the function, variable, etc.

Note: I accidently posted this over in meta.SO, and at least in their comments, the inline <code> blocks are almost imperceptably highlighted. That would be great here.

  • Just as an example, my_function is called later in the execution, before my_other_function. In Wikis, you can use <tt> and it doesn't overwhelm the text with obscene blocks of color. It can be quite ugly when overused.
    – akTed
    Commented Jan 20, 2013 at 10:48
  • if you need to add something to your question, please always use the edit-link.
    – kaiser
    Commented Jan 20, 2013 at 11:35
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    @kaiser: Sorry, but I felt that I needed to add the comment to further demonstrate the point of my Question. It wouldn't have the same effect by just describing it in the Question. I guess I could've taken a screen shot of the comment, posted the pic in my Question, and then deleted the comment.
    – akTed
    Commented Jan 20, 2013 at 13:24


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