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Re: E163 confusing in some circumstances

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  • Ben Schmidt
    ... Yeah, that sounds good to me. Ben. -- You received this message from the vim_dev maillist. Do not top-post! Type your reply below the text you are
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 25, 2012
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      On 25/10/12 3:17 PM, Bram Moolenaar wrote:
      > Ben Schmidt wrote:
      >> I think E163 could do with some rewording, or perhaps another error
      >> could be created. It seems E163 is used when there are less than two
      >> arguments, and E165 or E164 when there are two or more. However, the
      >> case when there are zero arguments is confusing. E.g.
      >>
      >> vim -u NONE
      >> :n
      >> E163: There is only one file to edit
      >> :prev
      >> E163: There is only one file to edit
      >> :argu
      >> E163: There is only one file to edit
      >>
      >> When there is one argument, it makes more sense:
      >>
      >> vim -u NONE file
      >> :n
      >> E163: There is only one file to edit
      >> :prev
      >> E163: There is only one file to edit
      >> :argu
      >> (no error)
      >>
      >> And when there is more than one, E164 and E165 are used instead, and
      >> make sense:
      >>
      >> vim -u NONE file1 file2
      >> :prev
      >> E164: Cannot go before first file
      >> :n
      >> :n
      >> E165: Cannot go beyond last file
      >> :argu 0
      >> Zero count
      >> :argu 3
      >> E165: Cannot go beyond last file
      >>
      >> Perhaps a new error could be created for the zero-argument case which
      >> says something like "There are no files to edit".
      >>
      >> Just a thought, because I got confused by this error today.
      >
      > Since quite a few users confuse buffers and files, perhaps "the argument
      > list is empty"?

      Yeah, that sounds good to me.

      Ben.



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