Bug#422060: vim: cursor jumps over bracketed text on text terminal

James Vega jamessan at debian.org
Thu May 3 15:17:26 UTC 2007

tag 422060 wontfix

On Thu, May 03, 2007 at 02:26:23AM -0700, David Lawyer wrote:
> This didn't happen with older versions and it's caused by a
> matchparen-plugin or the like.  When I'm moving the cursor from right
> to left using either the arrow key ->, l, or the space bar, the cursor
> appears to jump from the opening bracket to the closing bracket.

This behavior is caused by the MatchParen plugin which was introduced in
vim7 and (as all plugins) is run by default.  The documentation for the
plugin (:help matchparen) describes how to disable loading the plugin.

As for the bad syntax highlighting, there are always going to be
problems with syntx highlighting in terminals since they have a limited
number of available colors.  You may be able to find a suitable change
to the syntax highlighting that works for your situation but I'm fairly
certain that it's improbable to find a solution that will avoid any bad
syntax highlighting in all circumstances.  As such, I'm marking this bug
wontfix, but not closing it so people will hopefully see this if they
experience a similar situation.

GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan at debian.org>
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