Bug 244421 - Breaks syntax highlighting and indenting in perl scripts
Summary: Breaks syntax highlighting and indenting in perl scripts
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vim   
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Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Karsten Hopp
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Reported: 2007-06-15 15:32 UTC by Klaus Ethgen
Modified: 2013-04-12 19:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-05-14 14:23:06 UTC
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Description Klaus Ethgen 2007-06-15 15:32:29 UTC
Description of problem:

Redhat did backport too much in vim 7.0 from the upstream vim 7.1. So two
thinks are wrong:

1. The indenting doesn't work any more in perl scripts
2. Regular expressions like m#...$# are not matched successful for syntax

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
7.0 (Backports from 7.1 as the version 7.0 from upstream is correct)

How reproducible:
Put the following two lines in your .vimrc:
   set ai
   filetype indent on

edit a new perl file (vim test.pl) and write the following:
while (1)

If you press return after the '{' your cursor should be in the column specified
by shiftwidth (normaly column 8). But your cursor is on column 1.

Just use a regex descripted above.

Additional info:
This can be fixed with the following two sed commands:
1. sed -i -e 's/perlBlockFold/perlIfFold/' /usr/share/vim/vim70/syntax/perl.vim
2. sed -i -e '/perlVarPlain/s/=%~!?@#\$/=%~?@$/' /usr/share/vim/vim70/syntax/

Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2008-04-28 13:13:12 UTC
Proposing for RHEL-5.3 and granting Devel ACK.

Read ya, Phil

Comment 5 Karsten Hopp 2009-05-14 14:23:06 UTC
There is no patch in RHEL-5 vim that changes anything in perl.vim

re. 1)  I just did a fresh install of 5.3 and wrote a .vimrc with the suggested 
        2 lines and edited a new file called test.pl.
        The line after '{' was indented as expected, your patch isn't required 
        at all.
        Please check /etc/vimrc, $HOME/.vimrc and $HOME/.vim/* for anything 
        that changes the default behaviour

re. 2)  m and $ regex looks ok to me, too. I can't reproduce this problem.
       Please reopen this bugzilla with a precise testcase if the problem
       is reproducable with an unmodified vimrc and no files in $HOME/.vim

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