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Can you do this This is some code, and `<- this is a backtick, plus another one -> ` <- here? This is not as straightforward as one would think. It's matter of wrapping the code inside additional ticks like so: ``This is some code, and `<- this is a backtick, plus another one -> ` <- here`` (yes, triple ticking also works, to escape double ticking). But I'm sure you probably knew of this, and know when this is useful.

I didn't see this mentioned in the Markdown Help however, so had to ask in chat after trying all sorts of escaping known to me to no avail. So should this be added to the Markdown Help page?

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  • Hrm. I also think it might be a bug if \ doesn't work as an escape character. – Adam Lear Mar 25 '12 at 1:58
  • @AnnaLear it's unconventional, I agree, but making it known in the FAQ should be enough. Not a bug certainly, a feature request maybe, which will take a long time to get implemented if it ever finds supporters. The Editor Help/FAQ can be changed in 2 minutes. – soulseekah Mar 25 '12 at 10:28
  • @AnnaLear working as described in spec daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#code I would guess trying to handle escaping of backtick in backtick-delimited is a mess... :) – Rarst Mar 25 '12 at 13:33

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