First of all, having to go through your code and add four spaces to every line is a pain, (even though I can just do
gg>G in vim, I shouldn't need to launch a separate program). The code button doesn't even do anything but tell you to indent your code by hand (fail). But on top of that, the blocks hardly ever show up right. I posted a comment on StackOverflow with about four lines of code indented with precisely four spaces per line, padded above and below with a blank line, and not only did it not show up as
<pre><code>, but all new lines were removed. That's just ridiculous. Are code blocks not allowed in comments? If so, that's even more ridiculous.
There has to be a better way. Github's triple-backtick option is still annoying, but it's certainly a step in the right direction. Why doesn't Stack have something like that?