I don't think we'll ever break it, but you know what they say about saying "never"... :)
If that shortcut ever intentionally ceases to exist, we'll fix the comments to avoid breaking links. In the meantime, feel free to keep using it.
5. in a pinch you can escape the point . to preserve the numbering
>5\. in a pinch you can escape the point `.` to preserve the numbering
Now you don't need to escape the point anymore to start a numbered list at an arbitrary number.
>5. Now [you don't need to escape the point anymore](https://meta....