Keeping up with Ruby?


#1

Is there a way to find what extensions / libraries of Ruby code are
installed in any given Ruby installation and the location of their
respective Ruby Code. I am having trouble with a systematic method
produce
RDoc documentation for those libraries / extensions that I have
installed.
After all I cant use em without the docs.

An extension to this is where are the std library / core Rdocs kept or
do I
have to make these too?

All comments welcome
john


#2

On 2/21/06, John N. Alegre removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Is there a way to find what extensions / libraries of Ruby code are
installed in any given Ruby installation and the location of their
respective Ruby Code. I am having trouble with a systematic method produce
RDoc documentation for those libraries / extensions that I have installed.
After all I cant use em without the docs.

For extensions that were installed as gems,
“gem list” will give you a list of the gems you’ve installed.
“gem contents {gem-name}” will give you a list of all the files that
were installed for a given gem, including their location.

For extensions that were not installed as gems,
I believe you’ll find their source under RUBY_HOME/lib/ruby/site_ruby.

An extension to this is where are the std library / core Rdocs kept or do I
have to make these too?

To view RDocs for gems,
run “gem_server”
browse http://localhost:8808

If documentation for some of your installed gems is missing, you can
regenerate RDoc for all of them with “gem rdoc --all” or generated
RDoc for a specific gem with “gem rdoc {gem-name}”.


#3

Mark V. wrote:

On 2/21/06, John N. Alegre removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Is there a way to find what extensions / libraries of Ruby code are
installed in any given Ruby installation and the location of their
respective Ruby Code. I am having trouble with a systematic method
produce RDoc documentation for those libraries / extensions that I have
installed

Did you want to say something here?