[erlang-questions] Vim freezes when I try to close a *.erl file

Magnus Mueller magnus.mueller@REDACTED
Mon May 12 09:32:28 CEST 2014

Hey Lloyd,

I ran into similar problems with vimerl before, see [1]. The problem was, if I remember it correctly, related to a bug in R16B02 or R16B03, which should be fixed in newer versions.

The workaround for vimerl was to comment out `-mode(compile)` in `indent/erlang_indent.erl`.


[1] https://github.com/jimenezrick/vimerl/pull/45

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Von: erlang-questions-bounces@REDACTED [mailto:erlang-questions-bounces@REDACTED] Im Auftrag von lloyd@REDACTED
Gesendet: Dienstag, 6. Mai 2014 06:20
An: Gokhan Boranalp
Cc: Erlang
Betreff: Re: [erlang-questions] Vim freezes when I try to close a *.erl file

Hi Gokhan,

Found it!

I deleted .vim and .vimrc and reinstalled vim. I can now edit *.erl files again.

Since I had not changed any of my vim plugins (mainly vimerl), it seems likely that either the ubuntu or Erlang upgrades created incompatibilities.

Gokhan, if you're ever in my neighborhood, or vice versa, I owe you a couple of rounds.

Many thanks,


-----Original Message-----
From: "Gokhan Boranalp" <kunthar@REDACTED>
Sent: Monday, May 5, 2014 10:45pm
To: "Lloyd Prentice" <lloyd@REDACTED>
Cc: "Erlang" <erlang-questions@REDACTED>
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Vim freezes when I try to close a *.erl file

do you use exuberant-ctags, check twice?
did you check file system and disk?
do you use any egzotic vim plugins?

On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 4:37 AM,  <lloyd@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hello,
> This is a new one on me. After many moons of faithful service, vim freezes up when it comes to saving *.erl files. No problem with other file extensions.
> I've rebooted, reinstalled vim--- all to no avail.
> Suspicious history:
> 1) Recently updated to Ubuntu 14.04
> 2) Recently started managing Erlang under kerl
> 3) Have been playing with Cowboy and websockets
> I've also had problems compiling n2o--- Throws crash-dump on very last step. May or may not be related problem.
> Why only *.erl files? Any thoughts on how to diagnose and fix this problem?
> Many thanks,
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