How to speed-up Vim’s Command-T plugin
Command-T is a wonderful Vim plugin which allows you to open files
with a minimal number of keystrokes. It’s really handy in a large
codebase where you only have to type
<leader>t, then a couple letters and
press enter to open your file. It’s based on a fuzzy matching, which let you
skip letters without worrying.
I recently installed the plugin on another machine and noticed it was really low: I had to wait a couple seconds to get the files list everytime. My computer has 8GB RAM so the problem wasn’t there.
The solution is pretty simple: the plugin relies on a C extension which I forgot to compile after the installation.
From the docs:
cd ~/.vim/bundle/command-t/ruby/command-t ruby extconf.rb make
It’ll make the plugin incredibly faster. This step is easy to miss if you read the docs too quickly. I wrote this blog post to remember this, I hope it might help a couple others since I didn’t find anything on Google about this issue.