Things like this make me nervous.
A quick install via a bash script pulled from a URL:
curl https://mr-trusty.org/install-fun-thing.sh | sudo bash
New to me: this quick trick to install something into your /usr/local/bin with docker’s help.
docker run -v /usr/local/bin:/target my-trusty/fun-thing
And then we have this handy way to install via emacs…
(url-retrieve "https://raw.github.com/mr-trusy/fun-thing/master/fun-thing-install.el" (lambda (s) (end-of-buffer) (eval-print-last-sexp)))
It’s all about short term benefits and hardly about the risks.