Have a look at this answer
One of the bolds works, and the other one just turns up as ** in the actual post.
This is the string that isn't working:
Which renders as: x*ml n*ib
Is a double asterisk a left bracket, or a right bracket, or a single asterisk that's been escaped? It gets worse. A single asterisk can be a left bracket or a right bracket as well. If I remember right, single asterisk indicates italics. No matter how you write the parser, there are going to be complaints.
This text was bracketed by single asterisks.
To see the problem more clearly, consider quoted text inside of CSV. A quote mark can be a left bracket or a right bracket. A double quote is typically an escaped single quote. Quotes cannot be nested.
It works good; just put some spaces.
If you want to use it without spaces you could use
You can also put
This is not a bug; this is by design.
It becomes very difficult to talk about code when your_variable_names_are_suddenly_underlined. Intra-word emphasis is a bad idea and we have EXPLICITLY disabled it.
A failing in the markdown parser. It starts a bold if the bold tag starts on a word boundary, but not inside a word.
xml n ib
Looks like it doesn't work when bolding partial words, which at times could be useful if you ever need to use ** inside another word sentence.
Unclear which would be better in this case, stats on how often ** is used? :p
a**b**c ab**c** abc