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In the question that I answered, I had two code blocks. The first code block I used tick marks, the second I pressed the icon above the editor { }

The first code block does not receive syntax highlighting and the second one does. Are tick marks not meant for code?

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This is by design. The backticks are for inline code, usually a single "word". You use it for stuff like root and abstract and enum and live(), etc. It will not appear on its own line unless you force it to.

A whole line of code is better put in the block codeblock--it gets its own line and is syntax highlighted as well.

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Thank you for your answer. I'll accept it after 11 minutes. – alexy13 Jun 29 '12 at 14:01
@alexy13: Happy to help :) – Manishearth Jun 29 '12 at 14:02

Code between backticks are not highlighted. Only code in code block is highlighted.

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