How to format (pretty) markdown code

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Introduction

Writing in markdown is a joy, however, writing code is not. Here is how you can "prettify" your markdown code.

Getting Started

  1. Your code may contain characters that which you cannot escape from typing ' ' so a we can fix this by escaping them. There are plenty of tools for this. I personally use:  html_escape.
  2. After you have your code escaped of the characters (some of them), copy it and paste it on your markdown editor.
  3. Place at the beginning of the code: <pre class="prettyprint"> and </pre> at the end.

Here is an example of how it would look:

import socketserver

class MyTCPHandler(socketserver.BaseRequestHandler):
    """
    The request handler class for our server.

    It is instantiated once per connection to the server, and must
    override the handle() method to implement communication to the
    client.
    """

    def handle(self):
        # self.request is the TCP socket connected to the client
        self.data = self.request.recv(1024).strip()
        print("{} wrote:".format(self.client_address[0]))
        print(self.data)
        # just send back the same data, but upper-cased
        self.request.sendall(self.data.upper())

if __name__ == "__main__":
    HOST, PORT = "localhost", 9999

    # Create the server, binding to localhost on port 9999
    with socketserver.TCPServer((HOST, PORT), MyTCPHandler) as server:
        # Activate the server; this will keep running until you
        # interrupt the program with Ctrl-C
        server.serve_forever()
        

I hope it helps.







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