Call me picky, but I didn’t want to be forced to use a code block every time I wanted to include a little bit of code. Sometimes, it’s just handier for the code to be
inline so it doesn’t disrupt your text, but still clearly looks like code.
So today, I’d had one too many occasions to try to make it work (unsuccessfully), and I dug around and found this answer on StackOverflow. It took me a moment, to realize that it was from Andreas Gohr, the creator of DokuWiki.
In short, just enclose your text in
%%'' like this:
Here's a sentence I'm typing and ''%%this is code%%'' I want to include inline.
This works beautifully!
Ironically, it’s not shown in the official syntax documentation, except that if you view the source for that documentation, you realize this technique is actually used to put inline code throughout the syntax documentation. 😉
(Now why didn’t I notice that and think to look at the source code? Sheesh.)