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From: michael-ring AT t-online DOT de (Michael Ring)
To: cygwin-apps AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
Subject: Re: vim-5.7-2 (Bugfix-version) available for testing
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 00:28:29 +0200
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On Thu, 06 Jul 2000 00:21:24 +0200, you wrote:

>On Wed, 5 Jul 2000 17:59:43 -0400, you wrote:
>>On Wed, Jul 05, 2000 at 11:42:16PM +0200, Michael Ring wrote:
>>>Corinna has thought about holding vim back until cygwin 1.1.3 is
>>>released; this would make it easier to fix problems with cr/lf because
>>>of the new mechanisms in 1.1.3
>>Can you or Corinna supply specifics on what would be fixed by the
>>new mechanisms in 1.1.3?  I sort of thought that vim already was
>>textmode aware.  I was surprised to see the traffic on the mailing
>It seems to be aware of cr/lf for files that are loaded for editing.
>It does not seem to work too well with configuration files for vim
>itself having cr/lf.
>Easy test:
>create a .vimrc-file in your home
>open it with vim.
><ESC>:echo &fileformat
>response should be unix (If your home is on binary mount)
>now, type
><ESC>:set fileformat dos

OOPS, typo: must be:

<ESC>:set fileformat=dos

>insert a few empy lines
>now edit the file again, vim starts with error-messages:
>Error detected while processing /home/ring/.vimrc:
>line    2:
>Not an editor command: ^M
>line    3:
>Not an editor command: ^M
>line    4:
>Not an editor command: ^M
>Press RETURN or enter command to continue
>==> everything is fine until the user wants is own personal .vimrc and
>his home is on a textmount
>==> or the user wants to start some vim scripts with source and the
>scripts are either from the Windows-version of vim or also on a
>Simply using vim should not do any hard unless / is also a textmount
>but then ARGH...
>but fortunately every install from cygwin reverts / to a binary mount.
>bless god (or whoever is responsible for this) for this behaviour of

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