I asked a question on StackOverflow recently and had trouble with the MarkDown processor: the code block would not render as code despite being indented four spaces. I've not had this trouble before; maybe the StackOverflow devs have been tinkering and have broken something? It seems to be connected with the fact that the code block is preceded by a list.
In the end, I had to use a
<pre> tag, but this doesn't provide colouring, so it's not as nice.
I'd be grateful for feedback from the community, and if that doesn't help, I'd be glad if someone from the SO team could take a look to see what's going wrong.