# Code doesn't get syntax colored

I've noticed that code snippets do not get syntax coloring like stackoverflow. Instead the whole chunk appears black and white. Is it something I've done wrong or is this a massive missing feature?

• I have noticed this as well. What's curious is that it does appear colored correctly when I (for example) attempt to edit somebody's post.
– user1430
Feb 6, 2011 at 18:58
• Specifically, if I edit the post and make an actual change, then wait a few moments, it becomes colored.
– user1430
Feb 6, 2011 at 19:00
• @josh we're not exactly sure why this was never enabled, seems like an obvious thing, we're enabling it now Jan 24, 2012 at 21:14

This is probably a server-side issue. On StackOverflow, code snippets in questions or answers have a special prettyprint class, eg. <pre class="lang-c prettyprint"> ... </pre> whereas on Gamedev the code snippets are served as <pre><code> ... </code></pre>.