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Jeff Atwood wrote: multiple lines are not supported in comments, and will never be Comments are treated as a single line, so multi-line code is impossible. I guess one reason is rendering speed.


This happens because Markdown treats such syntax as an ordered list: Ordered lists use numbers followed by periods: 1. Bird 2. McHale 3. Parish It’s important to note that the actual numbers you use to mark the list have no effect on the HTML output Markdown produces. The HTML Markdown produces from the above list is: <ol> <li>Bird</li>...

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