Broken Vim Today

Jason Pleau jason at
Thu Jun 14 22:30:26 BST 2018

Hi Ryan,

On 2018-06-14 04:53 PM, Ryan G. wrote:
> Hello!
> I’m not sure if this is the right place to send errors, so if it’s not
> could you point me in the right direction and I apologize for any trouble.
> That being said, I just updated vim via Ubuntu 16.04 software updater
> and immediately after this vim produced many, many lines of errors. Some
> seemed to be from my vimrc but many also came from plugins. The most
> repeated one was
> |E10: \ should be followed by /, ? or & |
> Although there were plenty others too. After a quick search stack
> overflow suggested setting nocompatibility and this seemed to fix
> everything (though I couldn’t actually use vim to add this to my vimrc
> because it would spit errors everytime Ale ran).
> [snip]
> Love using your software and thanks for all of the work you do,
> Ryan
I am not aware of any updates to vim in Ubuntu 16.04. :

Do you have a PPA/Repository enabled that provides newer versions of vim
for Xenial? Can you provide the url of this PPA/Repo ?

At first glance it might be that your previous version of vim was
setting 'nocompatible' by default and it could have been removed when
you upgraded, causing your own vimrc to fail (total shot in the dark
without knowing where your version of vim comes from)

Jason Pleau

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