when rational discussion was still a possibility

Thomas Leitner t_leitner at gmx.at
Sun Sep 7 02:42:34 EDT 2014

On 2014-09-06 21:24 -0700 John MacFarlane wrote:
> All of this presupposes that we don't have indented code on the first
> line.  The problem is, by the rules above there's no *fixed* position
> for indented code in a list item, since it depends on the first line.
> So where should indented code go if it's in the first line?  We settle
> that with a rule that indented code in the first line should be
> indented five spaces:  one space after the list marker, and four
> spaces which can be thought of as the usual indentation for indented
> code.
> That's why you get the two spaces there.

kramdown does it like this (quoted from the syntax page):

"You can have any block-level element as first element in a list item.
However, as described above, the leading tabs or spaces of the line
with the list item marker are stripped away. This leads to a problem
when you want to have a code block as first element. The solution to
this problem is the following construct:


Note that the list marker needs to be followed with at least one space
or tab! Otherwise the line is not recognized as the start of a list
item but interpreted as a paragraph containing the list marker."

-- Thomas

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