What I think he's asking for is this:
Imagine you made a commit comment and used things like `foo` and _bar_ it would be nice if that got rendered/interpreted as
foo and bar in the same way any other markdown/asciidoc processor would render it.
Of course, it only makes sense for bkweb/revtool/etc to do it.
bk changes output would probably need to filter that stuff out. But now I'm "engineering".