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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This is included in the improvements to comment markdown as documented here.


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. Commented Feb 13, 2011 at 14:42
  • @hendrik yes that is true, but I wonder how common that is? Commented Feb 14, 2011 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. Commented Feb 14, 2011 at 6:37

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