### Escaped newlines

Thanks to a contribution from Nicolas, MultiMarkdown has an additional syntax to indicate a line break. The usual approach for Markdown is “space-space-newline” — two spaces at the end of the line. For some users, this causes problems:

• the trailing spaces are typically invisible when glancing at the source, making it easy to overlook them

• some users' text editors modify trailing space (IMHO, the proper fix for this is a new text editor…)

Nicolas submitted a patch that enables a new option that interprets “\” before a newline as a marker that a line break should be used:

This is a line.\
This is a new line.