- Add a
;to the end of my current line (no matter where the carat was within said line)
Shortly after my suggestions were accepted, a user with editing privileges replaced my
; with a ;, a change I moved to revert because the line references a character rather than a key. After my revision went live, another user, also with editing privileges, replaced my
; with ";" (i.e. a semicolon encapsulated by quotation marks rather than backticks). Neither of them provided an explanation for their changes. Before I make another suggestion to revert once again to
;, the fact that more than one person has contested my styling leads me to the question what is the best way to style this semicolon?
I think that
inline code works the best here, because it is designed to make words and characters that are a part of code stand out from the rest of the text. In this case, the question is essentially asking how to insert code into a line in a specific manner. Ergo, the
; should be treated the same as a longer chunk of code would. Surrounding it with quotation marks, a markup I thought to be depreciated thanks to
inline code styling, only serves to make things more confusing for the reader—one would have to decide what exactly is supposed to be inserted,
";". An easy decision, no doubt, but one that initiates one more mental thread than is necessary.