Simple question -- what is the difference between the two? When I try, for example, to highlight characters on every line after the 80th with
highlight link OverLength Error (OverLength being an arbitrary syntax name), using
match OverLength /\%80v.\+/
highlights the characters as desired, but
syntax match OverLength /\%80v.\+/
does not. What's going on here? Is use of the syntax sub-commands restricted to files in the
.vim/syntax folder? What would even be the rationale for that?