The e.pats which you propse for download under
does not work after importing in .nedit config file.
Error message: see attached file
error message from nedit
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Works for me, that is, I don't get an error message while
activating the language mode. Could you provide a short
example of Specman/e for me to use, including a part
triggering the subroutine call pattern?
What is the result of 'nedit -V'?
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Thanks for your help.
I tried nedit -V command as you asked me. Using the help
button in the gui I see that I use version
NEdit Version 5.0.2
March 11, 1998
NEdit: Unrecognized option -V
Usage: nedit [-read] [-create] [-line n | +n] [-server]
[-tags file] [-tabs n] [-wrap] [-nowrap]
[-noautoindent] [-autosave] [-noautosave]
[-columns n] [-font font] [-display
[-geometry geometry] [-xrm resourcestring]
[-import file] [file...]
Unfortunally I can not send you an e file. Any file is a
confidential one. But I could send you .nedit file but I
don't know where I can attach it. Please tell me.
Your version of NEdit is ancient (that's why it didn't
recognize the -V option). Consider upgrading to a current
About the e file: Sorry, but I don't see the error you
describe with a blank file, so the next step would be to add
some content. Couldn't you just make something up? It
doesn't have to be long or in fact even valid (I wouldn't
notice the difference), just cover the pattern I mentioned.
What do you mean by blank file? I downloaded the error
message file. It's a jpg file, a snapshot of the error message
window of nedit. You can open it with any viewer. I think this
file is the best base to understand the bug. I am still
convinced that there is missing or additional character which
causes an error. It would be helpful if I could send you
my .nedit file but I think this is only possible by entering a
new bug what is not a clean solution. Do you see a way to
analyze what happend with my .nedit file after nedit -import
e.pats command ?
Upgrading to a higher version is not easy for me because in a
big company as my one only the administrator can do
Yes, I know how to display a .jpg (imagine that). The
problem is not to understand what's happening to you, but to
reproduce it myself. This would help a lot to eventually fix
A blank file is an e file without anything in it. I don't
know the last thing about e, so I don't know how to create a
dummy file to check on your problem.
Your .nedit file is not particularly interesting because
it's matching the ancient version of NEdit you use. Also, I
can see from the error message that I use the same pattern
(and it works for me). You may try something yourself
though: Move ~/.nedit out of the way to get a clean slate,
then import e.pats and see whether the error persists. If it
does not, we could try to fix your ~/.nedit. (About
uploading: If you had filed the bug non-anonymously, you'd
be able to attach more files. Now SF has no way to detect
that you are the submitter.)
About upgrading: As you can see, your version of NEdit is
from the last century. Maybe you can convince your admin
that a new version would be useful for more people than just
yourself. A lot has changed since 5.0.2, including the
syntax highlighting engine. So much that I won't bother
trying to fix a bug in this version.
The only thing I can still think of short of your upgrading
to a recent version is to check whether this works using an
actual e file. Please provide one.
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Note: you don't need admin access to upgrade. Download a
new copy, put it in your user directory, and run it. That's
all. We designed nedit to run with zero "installation".
Even if we did manage to fix this bug, you couldn't get the
fix unless you upgraded anyway.
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The issue is that the \w escape sequence was only
introduced after 5.0.2. This is why you are seeing the error
message. I believe \w was implemented in 5.1. Certainly it
first appears in CVS at the second revision of the file
regularExp.c (1.2, Sep 9 22:18:27 2000); the first revision
(1.1) of the file being the official 5.0.2 source.
My advice: upgrade. Those macros you have will no doubt
work with newer versions of NEdit.
Thanks for your good memory, Tony.
Thomas, you should still upgrade to a recent version, but
you can somewhat fix the problem by replacing any \w in the
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