Markdown Backticks

In markdown spec, content between triple back ticks ``` is a code fence/code block.

var = "this is a python variable"

According to [GFM](Github Flavored Markdown) and this blog post, it’s possible to have more than three backpacks as long followed by code and equal number of backticks. It’s valid to have four backticks and five backticks. What’s the use case?

### Markdown content


print("Hell of a boring life")

### Closing thoughts

From GFM Spec

The closing code fence must be at least as long as the opening fence:


  • The outer block can be one type and inner codeblock can be another type. Say, outer block can be markdown and inner block can be Python.

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