On 7/1/2010 12:27 PM, Gianni Chiappetta wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm having an issue using a tags file which was generated on a fairly simple javascript file. Here is the broken tags file: http://pastie.org/1026748.txt and here is the javascript file: http://github.com/gf3/IRC-js/blob/60f2fbc8349d218da8a5674b82424460226d968e/lib/irc.js .

I get the following error in vim when I try to search for tags:

E431: Format error in tags file "tags"
Before byte 5541

It looks like the ctags is getting caught somewhere in the source and generating massive tag identifiers. Has anyone experienced a similar issue, or have an idea for a fix?


I saw your bug report on the exuberant tags sourceforge site.

I was unable to reproduce your problems using the current SVN build of ctags.

If you cannot build a version yourself, email me privately and I will send me my Windows build.