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I cannot format my code in comments (greyed out background, color coding etc), nor can I put in line breaks; is this deliberate?

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marked as duplicate by Ralph Rickenbach, Ladybug Killer, Robert Cartaino, mmyers, Brad Gilbert Dec 30 '09 at 15:18

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Look at this: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2115/… – malach Dec 30 '09 at 13:07

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Comments don't have the same formatting - they are designed to be lightweight, after all, and don't have an editor etc. You can still use backticks `like this`, but just like inline code in an answer, there is no colour coding, just a fixed width font.

Perhaps add an answer (or update your question)?

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which appears like this. – Marc Gravell Dec 30 '09 at 12:56
Thanks for the explanation Marc - yes, I do add an answer or update the qs - usually, the flow for me goes like this - I post some code, someone answers with a suggestion like "use this function", I say "it doesn't compile" and then I want to post the code that wouldn't compile - I can't put it in comments... which the logical place for that - I can only "answer" my own question with the code and ask for further explanation on that... o – user141133 Jan 1 '10 at 17:58
or update the existing question and say in the comments section "please see above where I have written "Update code here <today's date>" - and this can go on and on.... I CAN work around this.. but seeing how fab StackOverflow is (really) in terms of the user experience I think it would help if there could be a richer comment section... – user141133 Jan 1 '10 at 17:59