from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A backward virgule ( \).
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- noun The
punctuation mark \.
- noun computing, rare Used erroneously in reference to, or in reading out, the ordinary
slash, that is, the punctuation mark /.
- verb computing, transitive To
escape(a metacharacter) by prepending a backslash that serves as an escape character, thereby forming an escape sequence.
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Obviously techniques like this will cause a backslash from the users.
Each of the terms beginning with a backslash is a LaTeX command.
A backslash is a good character, except it must be escaped with a backslash, and makes the sed script obscure.
As in curly-brace languages, the backslash is the escape indicator.
A backslash (\) followed by any special character matches the literal character itself; that is, the backslash escapes the special character.
Waiting for my 'backslash' comment to show up from several hours ago, Greedy.
Sooner or later you will meet a person who types out the words "backslash" or forgets to plug in the power cord.
Actually, LFP, I was thinking “backslash-A”, but whatever ….
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