# Backslashes are deleted from comments

Issue #3605 invalid
Raffaele Ricciardi
created an issue

Backslashes are deleted from comments, even if escaped.

1. I'm unable to reproduce this. WikiCreole uses \\ for <br>, but when I use a single backslash it appears in the output.

2. reporter

I didn't explain the issue correctly, but you nailed it down: I was typing double backslashes and they got converted to newlines. Well, if it will not be fixed, then it would be nice having a notice somewhere that makes users aware. Backslashes in strings have to be backslashed, therefore it is an issue which will rise again if some other user wants to put backslashes in his strings.

Cheers.

3. The best option is to insert code between {{{ and }}}. Double backslashes within code blocks are not treated as line breaks:

/\\/.test('foo\\bar') // true