Ziav Ziav - 4 months ago 14
Markdown Question

Github markdown, syntax highlight of code blocks in the table cell

Markdown has pipe table syntax but it's not enough for some cases.

| table | syntax | without multiline cell content |


So, we can use HTML table tags.

<table>
<tr>
<td>
```csharp
const int x = 3;
const string y = "foo";
readonly Object obj = getObject();
```
</td>
<td>
```nemerle
def x : int = 3;
def y : string = "foo";
def obj : Object = getObject();
```
</td>
<td>
Variables defined with <code>def</code> cannot be changed once defined. This is similar to <code>readonly</code> or <code>const</code> in C# or <code>final</code> in Java. Most variables in Nemerle aren't explicitly typed like this.
</td>
</tr>


But some time ago syntax highlighting was broken and this wiki page looks ugly now. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Answer

You can use <pre> in tables, as teh_senaus said. But if you do that, syntax highlighting won't work... or will it?

Through random experimentation I found that GitHub allows specifying it with <pre lang="csharp">. This has the same effect that ```csharp does of setting the syntax highlighting to C#.

This isn't really documented anywhere in GitHub's help center, nor in linguist's documentation. But it works, even inside of tables.

So for your example table, the new code would be as follows:

<table>
<tr>
<td>
   <pre lang="csharp">
   const int x = 3;
   const string y = "foo";
   readonly Object obj = getObject();
   </pre>
</td>
<td>
  <pre lang="nemerle">
  def x : int = 3;
  def y : string = "foo";
  def obj : Object = getObject();
  </pre>
</td>
<td>
  Variables defined with <code>def</code> cannot be changed once defined. This is similar to <code>readonly</code> or <code>const</code> in C# or <code>final</code> in Java. Most variables in Nemerle aren't explicitly typed like this.
</td>
</tr>