Spurred by this question, which uses code blocks to format a table in a more aesthetically pleasing way than any other formatting option available.
There has been discussion in the past about using code ticks for emphasis, and why it's not a great idea, but nothing about using code blocks or code ticks for reasons other than emphasis. I didn't see a distinction between the two uses, but let's clear it up once and for all.
Backticks and code blocks are both turned into
<code></code> tags. Is it okay to use them when not highlighting code, but to make use of the fixed-width formatting in tables and similar constructs?