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I've just wrote C:\ in a comment and it wouldn't work. I had to write C:\ (with a trailing space).

Am I too drunk, or is it a real bug?

Here on the question it seems to be working.

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This is the workaround: C:\ . And these are bugous: C:` and C:\`. –  mgarciaisaia Nov 26 '12 at 5:39
    
Weird that the comment Markdown works differently than the post Markdown. I want to say this is by-design because it makes sense that you'd want a way to escape the backtick in case your inline code contains a backtick, but it doesn't seem to work that way in posts. I'd almost say the bug is the reverse. –  animuson Nov 26 '12 at 5:54
    
I believe this is by design, as \ escapes whatever is to the right of it, in this case a backtick. –  Tim Post Nov 26 '12 at 5:54
    
@TimPost, @animuson: But with two back-slashes it doesn't work either: `C:\`. –  mgarciaisaia Nov 26 '12 at 5:57
    
@desert69 Yeah, that's weird, you'd think `C:\` would work then. I remember this coming up before but I can't seem to find the post that specifically addresses it, it could have been a side conversation on a related post. –  Tim Post Nov 26 '12 at 5:59
    
Looks like comments go through different escaping process. –  Shadow Wizard Nov 26 '12 at 7:28
    
@ShaWizDowArd yeap. Surely that's because of the mini-Markup. –  mgarciaisaia Nov 26 '12 at 15:22
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Yeah, comment markdown and escaping is... weird. I've been shying aways from changing this, since it's been like this forever, so it may break a ton of old comments. On the plus side, backslash escaping of backticks in code spans only happens in one-backtick spans*. But since these days, comment Markdown supports Markdown's multi-backtick codespans, you can use that for achieving what you want:

There's something to be found in ``C:\``

*That is a weird sentence.

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Let's see: C:\. Hell yeah :) So this won't be corrected? Thanks, @balpha –  mgarciaisaia Nov 26 '12 at 19:19
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