# Different code “convention” in questions than in comments

My first question here.

Displaying backticks is apparently difficult. But it's not, just surround the inline code by more backticks than those that appear (concatenated) in the code. E.g., If you want  you need to write   , and if you want  you need   . This is not so clean, but “works”.

Now try that on a comment. Does it work?

It seems that in a comment you need to use the usual markdown convention of escaping backticks, that is, if you want  you need \ (and the same for , you need \\\.

So… the question is, is there a reason for this? Why not the same on both questions and answers? I see ` written “bad” all the times, but this behaviour is even more confusing.