Follow-up from: http://support.statamic.com/discussions/problems/3546-parsedown-strips-blank-lines-from-code-blocks

Testing out using Parsedown, and noticed that blank lines are stripped from any fenced code blocks. This doesn't seem to happen on the Parsedown site's playground or with the standard Markdown parser.

Example input (replace tilde with ~ --- not sure how to escape Markdown):

tilde/tilde/tilde
x = 0;

y = 1;
tilde/tilde/tilde

Incorrect output:

<pre><code>x = 0;
y = 1;</code></pre>

Expected output:

<pre><code>x = 0;

y = 1;</code></pre>

Using backticks instead of tildes doesn't seem to have any effect on line stripping with the Parsedown setting. This is the spec I'm referencing: http://parsedown.org/tests/fenced_code_block/