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Quote from markdown syntax:

To include a literal backtick character within a code span, you can use multiple backticks as the opening and closing delimiters:

``There is a literal backtick (`) here.``

stackvoverflow's comment system doesn't support this.

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related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/74340/… – balpha Feb 8 '11 at 9:46
    
literal backtick ` here – Kobi Feb 8 '11 at 9:50
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This is included in the improvements to comment markdown as documented here.

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Comments have very limited markdown support anyway.
You can already escape a backtick using a backslash, which seems more intuitive than multiple backticks:

`literal backtick \` here`
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But this also means that you can't have a backslash as a last character in inline code in a comment. – Hendrik Vogt Feb 13 '11 at 14:42
    
@hendrik yes that is true, but I wonder how common that is? – Jeff Atwood Feb 14 '11 at 3:44
    
@Jeff: Over at tex.sx it's quite common any many have wondered what's wrong. One reason: We'd like to type `\\` in a comment to get a double backslash in inline code, which is a common TeX command. See also this answer of mine. – Hendrik Vogt Feb 14 '11 at 6:37

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