On my machine (3GHz P4, 1GB RAM, Windows and other apps running) I just
opened up a command prompt and typed “ri ERB”.
Then I realized that ri has become heinously slow since I upgraded to
So I opened a browser window.
I typed in ruby-doc.org/stdlib.
I let the browser load the frameset and pages.
I clicked on ERB in the left side.
I let the browser load the new frameset and pages.
I clicked on the ERB.new method.
I got to the page I want.
… and I STILL beat the output of ri in the command window by 5 seconds
Is this normal? Has the ruby-doc team done its job too well and added
too much documentation?
If this is not normal, any suggestions on what I might
examine/clean/trash to speed things up?
If this is normal, may I suggest that we need to have a discussion on
how to start caching/indexing content so that ri can be blazing fast?