Absurd “code markup” behavior…

Can anyone explain how does this silly code markup behave? Help is insufficient, because I'm absolutely unable to create a line break in marked code block, whether in regular 4 spaces indent, whether in inline code markup - and it looks nasty!. Help!

Formatting as code sample doesn't seem to work immediately after bulleted lists. I edited the respective post and created "faked" bulleted lists.

• Ok, I already thought that I'm going crazy...Thanks! – user1996 Dec 30 '10 at 12:28
• @an_ant, @lockstep: It does work if you indent by 4 additional spaces, as Ryan already mentioned in a comment. @an_ant: I edited your post accordingly. – Hendrik Vogt Dec 30 '10 at 13:21
• @Hendrik Vogt: Now, that looks nice! – user1996 Dec 30 '10 at 13:40

I don't really see there is an issue. For example

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{something}
\begin{document}
The next line is empty (not even four spaces)!

\end{document}

• Follow the "nasty" link and see how it looked like before lockstep made his edit. That's what an_ant meant. – Hendrik Vogt Dec 30 '10 at 13:34
• @Hendrik. The way the question was phrased, it looked like he meant in general. However, it seems that all is solved now in any case :-) – Joseph Wright Dec 30 '10 at 13:36
• You are quite right. To understand the question, one had to follow the link. – Hendrik Vogt Dec 30 '10 at 13:39