Should leading and trailing spaces between backticks be preserved?

Michel Fortin michel.fortin at
Sun Feb 13 15:49:44 EST 2011

Le 2011-02-13 à 15:31, David Chambers a écrit :

>> Well, yes, it might be wrong, but that's how the language works ("one after

>> the opening, one before the closing" is what <

>>> says, And it

>> gives an example (`` `foo` ``) as well.


> John's examples suggest that this stripping should apply only within ``

> double-backticked `` contexts. I imagine his intention was to avoid the

> leading and trailing spaces in `` `foo` `` (required by the syntax) from

> being included in the output. I can't imagine any reason to strip whitespace

> in regular ` single-backticked ` contexts.

Then what about ` ``foo`` ` ?

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at

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