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64619Re: :help! makes E478

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  • Tony Mechelynck
    Apr 1, 2012
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      On 01/04/12 12:51, thinca wrote:
      > Hi list.
      > The document of ":help!" says:
      >> :h[elp]! [subject] Like ":help", but in non-English help files prefer to
      >> find a tag in a file with the same language as the
      >> current file. See |help-translated|.
      > [subject] is omitable. But, ":help!" makes E478.
      > I think ":help!" should open help.txt with the same language as the
      > current file.
      > I wrote a patch for this.

      I confirm that :help! gives "E478 Don't panic!" but only when used with
      a bang but no argument. I tested it in a help file, in a plain
      (non-help) *.txt file, in an HTML file and in my ~/.vimrc, and I get it
      in all four: IOW for me it isn't limited to when viewing help files.

      Using gvim 7.3.487 (Huge) with GTK2/Gnome2 GUI (and, among others,
      +multi_byte +multi_lang).

      FWIW, my :lang is set to en_US.UTF-8 but :lang mess to C, $LC_PAPER and
      $LC_TIME to en_GB, as follows:

      Current language:

      Best regards,
      Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise person to be able to
      sell it.

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