It would be very helpful on question chats (when they go live) to have gist 'onebox' support, to make it easy to share code.

  • or better still an internal gist like construct for chat
    – waffles
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 14:03
  • @Jeff If gist is [status-planned], what about other services such as pastie or pastebin?
    – kennytm
    Commented Jul 17, 2010 at 6:28

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Regarding waffles♦'s comment,

You can write multi-line messages with Shift+Enter. Moreover, you can just paste multi-line messages and they will be formatted as monospaced automatically (example: http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/chats/message/5211).

However, there's no code highlighting.

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    The useful part of gists is that there is syntax highlighting already there. Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 16:41
  • @phsr: Syntax highlighting is a different issue.
    – kennytm
    Commented Jul 14, 2010 at 17:20

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