Bug#368441: Add note about bold syntax and folding changes
eric at petta-tech.com
Mon May 22 08:39:06 UTC 2006
I upgraded to vim 7 today and was very shocked when I saw that the
syntax highlighting has changed drastically from what I had gotten used
to since I started using it many years ago. I don't like the bold fonts
being used excessively at all.
Of course, my preferences shouldn't affect everyone, I'm sure whoever
made the bold font changes in vim 7 had good reasons to...
But to existing users like myself who have spent years inside vim, it
would be helpful to warn us of the changes, and provide some help for
those who'd like to keep their 6.4 font weights.
Here's what I've added to my ~/.vimrc for vim 7:
hi Identifier cterm=NONE
hi Comment cterm=NONE ctermfg=4
hi Statement cterm=NONE
hi Constant cterm=NONE ctermfg=1
hi Type cterm=NONE
hi PreProc cterm=NONE ctermfg=5
hi Special cterm=NONE ctermfg=5
I highly recommend adding the above lines into a source-able file
somewhere and most importantly, referencing it in the NEWS.Debian.gz
file so users will be informed.
Of course, I checked that Debian changelog and NEWS files before
submitting this report, and upon opening them, I saw that everything was
folded by default. Not very intuitive to new users, I suspect. I don't
recall using folds very much during my initial months with vim, so I
Would be a good default. At the very least, this should also be
documented in NEWS.Debian.gz
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