A friend of mine posted this on StackOverflow, and I thought we might be more likely to get an answer here. His post refers to speed, but we now know that the python script we are using to parse git status is slow, and at some point we intend to rewrite it to be faster. however, the question of settign
RPROMPT asynchronously is still interesting to me, so I thought I’d quote his question here:
Since I started using git I've had my RPROMPT setup to show the current branch. I've recently been using some of the "fancy" scripts to show un/staged file counts and other useful at a glance things. (https://github.com/olivierverdier/zsh-git-prompt/tree/master)
After using this for a week or two, its performance started to bother me.
Are there faster ways of getting this info or are there maybe ways to asynchronously write the RPROMPT? I don't want to wait to type a command while the RPROMPT is computed and would be perfectly happy with it popping in slightly later then my main PROMPT.
No offense to the aforementioned script; it's great. I'm just impatient.