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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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.