This is an extremely simple and elegant script. All it does is manipulate the ‘runtimepath’ but it has a nice focus on allowing you to componentize your Vim extensions into their own, private ‘runtimepath’ tree segments. So what? So what?!? Now you can easily upgrade your extensions by just deleting the old tree, downloading the package and exploding it in place.
This would have saved my ass when xptemplate went through a revision that deleted files, and I didn’t notice. Having unwanted, autoloaded files in place was not a good thing.
And you can also just toss git suppositories straight into this as well – perfect updating.
Rick over at Lococast.Net has some great screencasts up for Vim. I’ve watched a couple of them now, and I’m a happy dood… nice stuff! Go check ‘em out. Go… go now… stop… no, don’t do that, you know what I mean… that thing you were going to do, that dirty, naughty, disgusting thing?? Yeah, that. Don’t. Go watch his screencasts instead. Go here instead.
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