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Re: Some vim problems, yet still vim much better than windows
From: "David M. Wilson" <full-disclosure () botanicus net>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 01:40:19 +0000

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 09:59:43PM +0200, Georgi Guninski wrote:

/* vim:set foldmethod=expr: */
/* vim:set 
foldexpr=confirm(libcall("/lib/libc.so.6","system","/bin/ls"),"ms_sux"): */

I seen this sometime last year, I cannot remember where. It's a known
issue AFAIK and I wouldn't be surprized if there wasn't a workaround
already.

As it happens, the above is wrong in any case: libcall like that will
probably kill vim: if/when vim tries to read the result of system(3) as
a char * (it returns an int). Use libcallnr. Did you bother reading
:help eval before crying "STOP THE PRESSES!! GEORGI FOUND A BUG!!"?


vim better than windoze

Says the guy who's realeased ~50 windows advisories -- you've used it
quite a bit. Anyway, comparing a text editor with an operating system?


Workaround/Solution:
Put the following in your ~/.vimrc or better in a system wide config file:

set modelines=0

It disables modelines without breaking significant functionality - there is
no compatibility in this stuff between vim and emacs anyway.

If you work with much source code (and I'm not talking VBscript,
Georgi), you'll find a lot of packages use modelines for configuring eg.
folding within each source file. For an example of this, see PHP.


Anyway, this was written in vim :)

Congratulations on installing Mandrake, Georgi.

David.
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