FreeBSD Port: vim-lite-7.3.121

David O'Brien obrien at
Wed Apr 6 18:07:19 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 11:13:45PM -0400, Niek Dekker wrote:
> Using the "syntax on" command in .vimrc. When opening a php file in Vim,
> a lot of errors are being displayed. The errors are caused by line
> continuation characters in /usr/local/share/vim/vim73/syntax/php.vim.

Hi I really don't know anything about PHP.  Can you point out the line
number (and line content) of an example of this in

I found /usr/local/share/doc/antiword/antiword.php on my system and am
assuming it is an OK example of a PHP file.  Syntax colouring works OK
with Vim 7.3.121 (non-lite).  Have you tried the non-lite build?

> Somehow, in FreeBSD Vim does not seem to recognize the line continuation
> character and complains about it, resulting in errors when opening a
> syntax file containing these characters.
> What is the solution to this, if you know any?

So that I know what to look at, can you also send the error messages you
are seeing (and any required file(s) to reproduce the issue?

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