Why don’t wordpress support native code highlighter?

Like the title, I know that there are plugins supporting code highlighting, but this kind of text is kinda essential nowadays and I think it would be better if it were supported natively by wordpress. No more dependency on plugin.

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  1. 99.9%* of sites using WordPress do not need “code highlighting”, therefore there is no reason for it to be in core. Just because you would use it, doesn’t mean the majority of everyone else would. I assume you mean on the front-end by the way, if you are talking about backend, that’s another story. You should ideally never be editing code in WordPress itself, you should be doing that locally and pushing using git, SFTP, or other methods

    *not based on fact, just my opinion with the millions of sites using WordPress

 

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