In this post over at tex.sx I'm trying to explain how one can mark inline code. To show backticks in inline code, I enclose the code in double backticks
``, and mostly this works. However, the very last inline code (inside a list) in that post doesn't render correctly. (UPDATE: I've fixed that post now.)
I've managed to produce a short non-working example in the Formatting Sandbox. There, above the horizontal line I explain that
<code>a<b</code> doesn't give
a<b, and I use the code itself to demonstrate that it renders as
a. This seems to mess up the double backticks later on. (Over at tex.sx, this was much later on.)
It seems that the reason for the bad rendering is wrong use of markdown as in
<code>a<b</code>. I still say it's a bug: Try and edit my answer in the formatting sandbox. Then in the preview you see that everything renders as intended; preview and final output are different.