How can I strike through a code part (within code block) at Stack Overflow? Is that possible?

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<pre><code>System.Out.Println("<s>hello</s> world");

Which turns into:

System.Out.Println("hello world");

You can put any valid markdown there, including <b>bold</b>, <i>italics</i> and even links. You do need to remember to include the <code> tags inside <pre> for syntax highlighting to work. The language: comment before the code block, however, is only needed here on Meta, or if you want to override the automatic choice of which highlighting rules to apply.

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    <b> and <i> also work within the code tag. Care is needed in combination with the <pre> tag to avoid stray gray space around the code block.
    – user213963
    Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 15:54
  • @MichaelT thanks, I never used it myself to be honest, just saw it mentioned here from time to time. Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 16:01
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    I've used it on rare occasions (example) when I want to be able to highlight a specific block of code and need to get into the html side rendering rather than markdown rendering... and that causes all sorts of fun with &lt; rather than < and future additional overhead in editing (if someone adds a < it breaks everything and they don't know why).
    – user213963
    Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 16:06
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    Good thing to note is that no syntax highlighting when using the <pre> tag.
    – Zizouz212
    Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 20:29
  • @Zizouz212 good point, added to the answer. Thanks! :) Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 20:40
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    @Zizouz212: Actually, syntax highlighting does work, as long as you remember to use <pre><code> instead of just <pre>; see edit above. Commented Nov 17, 2015 at 20:54

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