One of the plugins for vim I rely on heavily is
YouCompleteMe. It really is amazing
but there is one small problem as it generates completion error messages all the
time while typing.
There is a fix for
it which sadly has
not landed in Vim yet, but as detailed in the issue on
github it is easy to
patch it yourself. Since I installed vim via Homebrew the way to go was to add
the patch to the Homebrew formula and go from there. So this is what I did.
First I don’t like to work in the Homebrew master so I created a new branch
$ cd `brew --prefix` $ git checkout -b add-ycm-message-silence-patch $ vim Library/Formula/vim.rb
Afterwards it’s time to put the new patch in the formula, at the bottom of the
file after __END__. The method
def patches; DATA; end unless build.head?
will apply all patches preset in the DATA section, which is the part of the file after
__END__. I created a version in my fork of homebrew.
And low and behold after a reinstall
$ brew uninstall vim $ brew install vim --override-system-vi --with-client-server --with-lua --with-mzscheme --with-perl --with-tcl
The annoying errors are gone.