View and search object documentation from irb.
sudo gem install ihelp
Project page: http://rubyforge.org/projects/ihelp/
- Generated RI docs (make install-doc)
- Ferret: http://rubyforge.org/projects/ferret
On a bit of a similar tack with Mauricio, I wrote a full-text search
over RI docs to IHelp. Being a good deal less hardcore than him, I
used Ferret to achieve the task.
I think we’ll merge the shared functionality some day, I’d rather roll
all the nifty backend stuff into RI and have IHelp be a user interface
“How do I justify a string?”
ihelp ‘justifying strings’
ihelp ‘How do I justify a string?’ # watch out for noise words
“I need to read little-endian ints from a string”
String.help ‘little-endian int’
“Hmm, how does String#unpack work?”
“Okay, so now I have this Array of ints, what was the syntax of inject
“What is this object and what can i do with it?”
“Someone told me that I should look up Mutex#synchronize… but I
don’t have that loaded.”
LOADING AUTOMATICALLY IN IRB
Add the following to your .irbrc:
Loading RI may take a second or two so let’s make it
snappier by loading in the background.