Markus Fischer wrote:
> Am Donnerstag, 27.02.03 um 15:10 Uhr schrieb Benji Fisher:
>> It looks like Vim ran out of memory (on the stack, maybe) and
>> that the syntax routines were involved. What was the file type?
> it was an sql file
>> (I am trying to reproduce the problem, but I am running out of
>> patience. I tried both 100000a0123456789<C-V><C-M><Esc> and
>> a0123456789<C-V><C-M><Esc>yy99999p:%j! and both methods take a long
I figured out how to make the file: make a line "0123456789<C-M>", then
"yy9p" then ":%j!" and repeat the last two steps until you have a million
characters. Then, try the substitution and listen to the hard disk go
chugga-chugga. (no crash, though.)
>>> my vim version is the latest official binary (6.1.320)
>> Not quite the latest: I posted 6.1.358 a couple of days ago...
> ah, seems to be fixed in that version.
> I tried the same file and it worked fine.
I may be wrong, but I suspect it has more to do with the status of your
memory than with the version of vim. Either way, it does not sound Mac-specific.