Ruby documentation browsing

Hi!

I’m new to ruby, and Ruby rox.

Being a new to Ruby i constantly look into documentation to get help
and so on, but i don’t like the way i’m doing it now.

So for gems there’s gem server - well it works for me just enough.
For the rest of documentation there’s ri.

But what’d like to have is something like gem_server for core ruby
documentation, as it’s more convenient for newcomers like me I think.
Documentation can be browsed easily, instead of ‘guessing’(ri-like
style)

So does anyone know something that “acts like gem_server” :slight_smile: for core
ruby docs?
Thanks!

On 1/13/07, gmarik [email protected] wrote:

So does anyone know something that “acts like gem_server” :slight_smile: for core
ruby docs?

You can view the rdoc here: RDoc Documentation
Also, the reference in the back of Programming Ruby, 2nd Edition
(Pickaxe) is great.

On 1/14/07, gmarik [email protected] wrote:

But what’d like to have is something like gem_server for core ruby
documentation, as it’s more convenient for newcomers like me I think.
Documentation can be browsed easily, instead of ‘guessing’(ri-like
style)

So does anyone know something that “acts like gem_server” :slight_smile: for core
ruby docs?
Thanks!

If you run RDoc on the ruby sources, you’ll most probably get what you
can see on RDoc Documentation. Just generate the docs, and point your
browser to the appropriate files.

(you’ll need to specify -od rdoc because doc is already taken)

On Jan 13, 2007, at 6:15 PM, gmarik wrote:

But what’d like to have is something like gem_server for core ruby
documentation, as it’s more convenient for newcomers like me I think.
Documentation can be browsed easily, instead of ‘guessing’(ri-like
style)

So does anyone know something that “acts like gem_server” :slight_smile: for core
ruby docs?
Thanks!

I like fxri: http://rubyforge.org/projects/fxri/ It’s basically a GUI
searchable interface to Ri with a builtin irb.