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Re: no syntax highlighting in vim (latest) win2k

On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 09:40:58AM +0200, wrote:
> Von: Dan Bosold []
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 30. Juni 2002 17:27
> > vim 6.X, latest from cygwin and win2k. fresh install
> > and i cannot get syntax  highlighting to work in vim.
> > shell highlighting, ls, etc works just fine .with vim,
> > i get the following errors:
> > 
> > 'Trailing characters: endif^M'
> > 'Command already exists: use ! to redifine'
> > 'Not an editor command: ^M'
> > 
> > ...
> I assume that your syntaxfiles have DOS-style line endings.
> Cygwin's vim seems not to like them.

Correct.  I discussed that with Bram Moolenaar once.  He refused
to add the crlf/lf conversion to the code reading the syntaxfiles
and I second that.  On Cygwin all vim syntaxfiles have to be in
binarymode.  The reason is that e. g. the following is a valid command:

  map <F1>  :wq!

If the crlf/lf conversion would take place, this command would
falsely be recognized as

  map <F1>  :wq!

with a CRLF eol even if the file is actually only containing LF as


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