Ruby documentation browsing


#1

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!


#2

On 1/13/07, gmarik removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

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

You can view the rdoc here: http://ruby-doc.org/core/
Also, the reference in the back of Programming Ruby, 2nd Edition
(Pickaxe) is great.


#3

On 1/14/07, gmarik removed_email_address@domain.invalid 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 ruby-doc.org/core. Just generate the docs, and point your
browser to the appropriate files.

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


#4

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.