Stack Exchange allows to assign a code language syntax to every tag. It will then use that language to highlight the code of appropriately tagged questions.

There is a default syntax highlighting option that effectively acts as auto-detect and attempts to highlight code based on its contents.

Currently, all tags (apart from the ones we explicitly assigned language hints to) have <none> set as language. This means that code will not be highlighted, unless we modify the tag, or there's a language hint manually defined in the text of a question.


Please make the default code language syntax to be the default for all tags instead of <none>.

There will be almost no questions with incorrect syntax highlighting after this. We'll apply a couple of manual changes for several questions after the request is fulfilled.

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    Done. Let me know if there are any problems. (Not that I anticipate any.) Nov 7, 2016 at 20:02
  • @JonEricson Thanks a lot, Jon! It seems to be working really well. Nov 8, 2016 at 7:30


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