Pointer not declared even when declared !

A Strange problem encountered yesterday which left us puzzled for a few mins :) (Check image below)

So now, we tried everything possible. Until at last when we saw that there was a backslash after "Plist" in the comment line. As backslash is an escape sequence, it made the whole next line invalid, more like a comment.

Once we deleted that backslash, things were back to normal. But hey, aren't comments supposed to suppress anything in them including escape characters