[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4100: readme parser renders \( as (

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#4100: readme parser renders \( as (
 Reporter:  paulschreiber     |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:  invalid
 Keywords:                    |
Changes (by Otto42):

 * status:  new => closed
 * resolution:   => invalid


 Not a bug. The readme.txt parser is using markdown. Backslashing
 parentheses is necessary, because otherwise they would be treated as a


 That is valid markdown to make a link, and works in the readme.txt parser.
 Backslashing the parenths will prevent it from making that link.

 If you need to use actual backslashes in markdown, you escape them. So \\
 would produce a \.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4100#comment:2>
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