It's possible to disable underscore displayed as italic and bold?

I just use asterisks for italic and bold. As a programmer I write lots of names with underscore in it. Inline code could be a way but it’s kind of annoying.
It’s possible to disable underscore displayed as italic and bold forever?

I wish that underscores and asterisks in the middle of words had never been part of the Markdown spec. It was such a dumb idea.

Hi,

Don’t think it’s possible to disable it, but it’s possible to work around using underscores in normal text:

  • within_a_word shouldn’t be a problem
  • _at_start it can be prepended with \ to not render the italics
  • italics as per standard
  • in codeblocks it shouldn’t be _an issue_
-  within_a_word shouldn't be a problem
- \_at_start it can be prepended with `\` to _not_ render the italics
- _italics_ as per standard
- in codeblocks it shouldn't be `_an issue_`

Hope this helps,
Holroy

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Underscores inside words don’t trigger italics on my system. If you’re seeing that, maybe it’s a theme issue or out-of-date installer or something?

I also wish for this. My Jekyll install writes filenames with underscores all over the place.