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I'm using vim 8 to code C++11.

I've installed the vim plugins: YCM, ALE, vim-code-dark and vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight, however, it seems that there is some error on syntax highlighting.

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As you see, scene and arg are highlighted with yellow, but they are variables, which shouldn't be highlighted, just like isColor, it seems that both of them are regarded as functions, I think the reason is the way of initialization: string arg("XXX");. It seems that this kind of initialization is regarded as a declaration of function, instead of a variable.

I don't know who is controlling this mechanism. Is it vim 8? or the vim plugins, such as YCM, ALE?

Is there some way to fix this error?

  • You’ll probably need to talk to the relevant plugin author. We have a handy question about debugging to find out where it’s coming from. The general idea is to start clean and try plugins one at a time until you find a combo that triggers it. I would bet it’s either enhanced highlight or vim defaults though. vi.stackexchange.com/q/2003/10604 – D. Ben Knoble Mar 28 at 3:04
  • @D.BenKnoble Thanks. Well, I just removed vim-code-dark and vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight, all becomes white except the C++ keywords. Then I added vim-code-dark back, it only changed the colors of the C++ keywords. So I think this issue comes from vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight. – Yves Mar 28 at 3:16
  • @D.BenKnoble But , in vim 7, vim-cpp-enhanced-highlight can not highlight the custom class name (SysTool in this example), so I think vim 8 do something too. So you are right about "either enhanced highlight or vim 8"... – Yves Mar 28 at 3:19
  • @D.BenKnoble Well, it seems that this issue is not a piece of cake... :D – Yves Mar 28 at 3:20
  • Try let g:cpp_no_function_highlight = 1 ? That will disable highlighting of user defined functions... Yes it will disable more than these two cases, but maybe that's acceptable to you? – filbranden Mar 28 at 4:05

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