This feature is really undesirable. Some questions may be answered perfectly well in a couple of sentences.
var is deprecated, and you forgot the
$idgen" is perfectly acceptable as an answer, especially when I explicitly didn't want to just throw the full completed code snippet at the OP.
It doesn't help that the conversion kept the answer-style decoupled link syntax, which comment Markdown doesn't support; thus my post was (a) completely mangled, (b) not posted where I wanted it to be posted, and (c) not posted where it belonged.
This is incredibly irritating. I am now physically incapable of posting my answer to this question as ... an answer.
At 28.5k rep, I know what an answer looks like and what a comment looks like. Stop second guessing me!