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Tuesday June 01, 2004
05:59 AM

Bug in Vim's Perl syntax

[ #19024 ]
Yep, a bug was found :-) At least in the version of perl.vim I had :-)

The syntax was taking care of things such as $1 .. $9, which are special variables, but was not doing anything about variables such as $10 (or, actually, was treating them as $1 and another character).

If you don't believe me, go check it out :-)

This was the patch I proposed (I'm now waiting for some feedback):

136c136,137
< syn match perlVarPlain "$[\\\"\[\]'&`+*.,;=%~!?@$(0-9-]"
---
> syn match perlVarPlain "$[0-9]\+"
> syn match perlVarPlain "$[\\\"\[\]'&`+*.,;=%~!?@$(-]"

To tell the truth, I don't even know if it has already been taken care of, but the "most recent version" of the file seems to be unavailable :-\

Anyway, I mailed the maintainer of the file, so it should be corrected soon (provided it still has to)... :-|

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  • Vim has a CVS [vim.org] and you can obtain patches [vim.org] separately. From my experience, the vim-dev mailing list is quite responsive, and if you send patches directly to the maintainer of a specific .vim file, it's a good idea to cc: Bram Moolenaar as well (maintainers may be quite slow to answer -- I've been known, for once, to be slow.)