Code blocks

You can write snippets of code, code blocks, and other text in a fixed-width font using standard Markdown formatting. OneHash Connect also has syntax highlighting and supports configuring custom code playgrounds.
What you type
Inline code span: let x = 5

Code block:
def f(x):
return x+1

Syntax highlighting:
def fib(n):
# TODO: base case
return fib(n-1) + fib(n-2)
You can also use ~~~ to start code blocks, or just indent the code 4 or more spaces.
What it looks like

A widget in the top right corner of code blocks allows you to easily copy code to your clipboard.
Language tagging
Tagging a code block with a language enables syntax highlighting and (if configured) code playgrounds. OneHash Connect supports syntax highlighting for hundreds of languages.
A code block can be tagged by typing the language name after the fence (```) that begins a code block, as shown here. Typeahead will help you enter the name for the language. The Short names values from the Pygments lexer documentation are the complete set of values that support syntax highlighting.
``` python
print("Hello world!")
Default code block language
Organization administrators can also configure a default language for code blocks, which will be used whenever the code block has no tag.
This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.
Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.
Select Organization settings.
On the left, click Organization settings.
Under Other settings, edit Default language for code blocks.
When a default language is configured, one can use ```text to display code blocks without any syntax highlighting (E.g. to paste an error message).
Code playgrounds
Code playgrounds are interactive in-browser development environments, such as replit, that are designed to make it convenient to edit and debug code. Code playgrounds can be configured for any programming language. OneHash Connect code blocks that are tagged with the language will have a button visible on hover that allows you to open the code block in the code playground site.
Add a custom code playground
This feature is only available to organization owners and administrators.
Click on the gear () icon in the upper right corner of the web or desktop app.
Select Organization settings.
On the left, click Code playgrounds.
Under Add a new code playground, enter a Name, Language and URL prefix.
Click Add code playground.
For example, to configure code playgrounds for languages like Python or JavaScript, you could specify the language and URL templates as:
• Python and{code}
• JavaScript and{code}
When a code block is labeled as Python or JavaScript (either explicitly or by organization default), users would get a on-hover option to open the code block in the specified code playground.
Code playgrounds use RFC 6570 compliant URL templates to describe how links should be generated. OneHash Connect's rendering engine will pass the URL-encoded code from the code block as the code parameter, denoted as {code} in this URL template, in order to generate the URL. You can refer to parts of the documentation on URL templates from adding a custom linkifier.
Technical details
• You can configure multiple playgrounds for a given language; if you do that, the user will get to choose which playground to open the code in.
• The Language field is the human-readable Pygments language name for that programming language. The language tag for a code block is internally mapped to these human-readable Pygments names; e.g., py3 and py are mapped to Python. One can use the typeahead (which appears when you type something or just click on the language field) to look up the Pygments name.
• The links for opening code playgrounds are always constructed by substituting the URL-encoded contents of the code block into code variable in the URL template. The URL template is required to contain exactly one variable named code.
• Code playground sites do not always clearly document their URL format; often you can just get the prefix from your browser's URL bar.
• You can also use a custom language name to implement simple integrations. For example, a code block tagged with the "language" send_tweet could be used with a "playground" that sends the content of the code block as a Tweet.
If you have any trouble setting up a code playground, please contact us with details on what you're trying to do, and we'll be happy to help you out.
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Updated on: 30/10/2023

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