[aur-general] An idea for vim scripts/plugins

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Wed May 13 05:12:21 EDT 2009

On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 8:30 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 8:08 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
>> Daenyth Blank wrote:
>>> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 14:59, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> This seems overly complicated if you ask me. Management of scripts in
>>>> your home dir should be up to you (or some script), but system-wide
>>>> stuff should install system-wide. I really hate the Debian idea of
>>>> needing N steps to install software, instead of just 1 step.
>>>> If you ask me, a script that will manually download and install
>>>> scripts from vim.org to your home dir is FAR superior to requiring
>>>> additional steps beyond simply installing a package
>>> Big +1 on this from me. KISS
>> Sure, but KISS in what respect and for whom?
> KISS is a design principle which applies to software development.
> Simplicity refers to the design of your software solution, not to its
> usage by an user (that is user friendliness).

It's a bit more than that, it's a general principle of avoiding
complexity ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KISS_principle ), hence my


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