This is more of a request than a bug. I cam across this question at stackoverflow:
As you can see I suggested to do something like this : map \u call pathogen#infect() to rescan the bundles directory.
Maybe you could provides a default mapping for this and mention somehting in the documentation ? Unless
this happens to be a bad idea for some reason ?
I've wanted something like this for a while. Two big caveats:
@tpope have you thought a bit more regarding this? I'm currently using pathogen for my standalone plugin manager and it would be awesome not having to close the editor when you install a new plugin.