I need a re such that:

  '  /* comment */  String s = "***/";  '.gsub(re, "*\\")

returns:

  '  /* comment *\  String s = "***/";  '

I want to find all *\ instances that are not enclosed in double-quotes. 
Or is this one of those problems ill-suited for a regex?

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