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Re: Start again with syntax highlighting problem

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Start again with syntax highlighting problem
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2023 14:17:43 -0500
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On Mon, Jan 02, 2023 at 10:45:14AM +0000, Chris Green wrote:
> OK, restart, I think I now see a pattern in this.  I completely
> removed and re-installed vile from the Ubuntu repositories on esprimo
> and it is now working correctly there.  I had modified it there
> because of the issue a while ago with UTF8 characters.  So the table
> is now as follows:-
>     backup      xubuntu 22.10   vile 9.8w       colour OK, but not right
>     bison       Android 11      vile 9.8w       colour OK, but not right
>     caracal     Debian 10       vile 9.8        no colour syntax
>     cheddar     Debian 10       vile 9.8t       colour OK
>     esprimo     xubuntu 22.04   vile 9.8v       colour OK
>     isbd        Ubuntu 20.04    vile 9.8t       colour OK
>     odin        Debian 9        vile 9.8s       colour OK
>     pimedia     Debian 11       vile 9.8u       colour OK
>     t470        xubuntu 22.10   vile 9.8w       colour OK, but not right
>     tsohost     very old        vile 9.8        no colour syntax
> This makes *much* more sense! :-)  The systems with versions older
> than vile9.8w do syntax highlighting OK.  The two systems where I
> built vile myself and installed as a user (no root access) don't do
> syntax highlighting but thati's almost certainly something I have
> missed out in the build and it's not so important there anyway.
> So, the question is why the syntax highlighting of vilemode for
> version 9.8w is messed up.  It's not badly wrong, it gets the colour

I made an incorrect bug-fix in 9.8w for vilemode, which is fixed in 9.8x

This was the change (reverting it will fix the bug):

@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@
 #define FLTSTACK_EXTRA int with_state; int with_active;
 #define FltStack_WITH_STATE   FLTSTACK_THIS.with_state
-#define FltStack_WITH_ACTIVE  FLTSTACK_THIS.with_state
+#define FltStack_WITH_ACTIVE  FLTSTACK_THIS.with_active
 #include <fltstack.h>
 #if defined(_estruct_h) && !SMALLER

> of comments right throughout but gets confused about keyword colours
> and within some 'map' settings.  As far as I can see on other file
> types (shell scripts, python, C) version 9.8w gets the highlighting
> correct so it does look like just an error in the vilemode
> highlighting.
> Has the vile-filt-filt file changed between 9.8v and 9.8w?
> -- 
> Chris Green

Thomas E. Dickey <>

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