Bug#380120: vim: Vim doesn't like "foo vi:"
debian at helgefjell.de
Thu Jul 27 17:13:06 UTC 2006
Since 7.0 vim tries to be very smart (which I don't know if I like it,
probably having to read more vim docs to return to the previous
behaviour). But now it went over the top. I frequenctly edit/create
files with line quotes (e.g. po-files). Now vim complained about a such
a file. I broke it down to the bare minium (it was original much
larger, I disected it down to the current example):
If the file contains the following:
--- 8< -- 8< --
--- 8< -- 8< --
then vim complains at startup:
"mini2" 1 line, 10 characters
Error detected while processing modelines:
E518: Unknown option: "
Press ENTER or type command to continue
Now every time I edit the (larger) file, I have to press an additional
enter for a feature which I don't even intend to use for this file.
Vim should be taught to only report this with an additional enter if
some special startup flag is provided or report it in the status line
at the bottom. But it should not interfer in daily edit sessions (if
I'd like that, I'd use another editor-alternative).
Thanks for taking care for vim.
 If I do have a file where modelines are deployed but broken, I
might be interested in this information before startup. But this
clearly is the exception, as general files tend to not have these
lines (and if they have, they are not broken). A different issue
of course is a broken startup file for vim, which I initially
thought of when reading this line, as the message is not very
clear where the error occured.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 220.127.116.11-grsec-cz03
Locale: LANG=de_DE at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii libc6 2.3.6-15 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libgpmg1 1.19.6-22 General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii libncurses5 5.5-2 Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii vim-common 1:7.0-035+1 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii vim-runtime 1:7.0-035+1 Vi IMproved - Runtime files
vim recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information
Dr. Helge Kreutzmann debian at helgefjell.de
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