There are times when I only can use iPad to access SO, and the back tick ` is needed to quote the literals... but it seems on iPad, there is no way to enter a back tick on the keyboard? Can it be somehow entered?
Assuming you're using the US keyboard layout, tap the .?123 key, then tap and hold the ' key: a popup will appear where you can tap the ` key. If I remember correctly, this only works in iOS 4 and later: if you're still running iPhone OS 3.2, you're out of luck and you really should just upgrade already.
@MarkTrapp said that iPad defaults to the non-mobile version of Stack Overflow, so you don't really need to press the `.
Just click the
Code Sample icon over the textarea, and it will insert two backticks. If you select the literals first, it will automatically wrap them in backticks.
Note that the
Code Sample button insert four spaces rather than backticks if triggered on an empty or entire line.
In a comment box, click help at the bottom right, select and copy the
`code` from there and paste it, replacing the word code with your actual code.
Similarly, in an answer box, you can click the ? at the top right and under Code, you can select and copy
and then paste in the textbox, editing
$ out to be your actual code.
<code>your code here</code> also works in an answer box.