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I want to install and override the current vim version in Mountain Lion due to me needing +ruby & +python support. I am particularly interested in using the brew commands from Homebrew but I haven't seen a current best practice procedure for it (or even a bundled recipe covering vim). I am open to other ways to accomplish buildig +ruby and +python into vim.

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I haven't used this, but a nice article here seems to scratch the same itch as you mention in your post: blog.jerodsanto.net/2011/08/brew-install-vim –  bmike Sep 14 '12 at 21:41

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I would install Homebrew with

ruby <(curl -fsSkL raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)
brew install macvim --override-system-vim

It has Ruby and Python support and will effectively replace the original Vim without actually deleting it (because the Homebrew one will be in /usr/local). Follow the directions afterward about linking the GUI app to /Applications.

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Best setup I've seen yet is YADR:

https://github.com/skwp/dotfiles

Uses zsh, ruby, vim, etc all nicely configured, and very customizable.

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Looks like an awesome setup, but it won't help actually getting a featureful Vim installed. See my answer. –  echristopherson Aug 22 '12 at 23:03
    
Actually, it includes an awful lot of really useful vim packages, add-ons, etc. Totally transformed my use of it. –  Alex Aug 22 '12 at 23:20
    
But it won't add Ruby or Python support to a binary that doesn't include it. –  echristopherson Aug 22 '12 at 23:33

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