Speeding up ri

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
1.8.5.
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
or so.

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?

On Oct 2, 2006, at 1:11 PM, Gavin K. wrote:

I let the browser load the new frameset and pages.
examine/clean/trash to speed things up?
This seems to be normal, ri is searching a larger file set now.

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?

I believe ri scans each .yml file for matching information. An index
would probably be a nice way to speed it up.


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Eric H. wrote:

I clicked on ERB in the left side.
examine/clean/trash to speed things up?

This seems to be normal, ri is searching a larger file set now.

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?

I believe ri scans each .yml file for matching information. An index
would probably be a nice way to speed it up.

Hmmm … could ferret do this?

On Oct 15, 2006, at 12:20 AM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

Hmmm … could ferret do this?
That would be using a sledgehammer to solve a problem you could fix
with a tap of your palm.

ri “search” is quite dumb. It only matches against classes, modules
and methods.

(Also, ri_cache.rb already exists. It probably only needs to be
serialized and updated when new documentation arrives (from gems).)


Eric H. - [email protected] - http://blog.segment7.net
This implementation is HODEL-HASH-9600 compliant

http://trackmap.robotcoop.com

On Sun, 15 Oct 2006 14:49:34 +0900, Eric H. wrote:

left side.
examine/clean/trash to speed things up?

This seems to be normal, ri is searching a larger file set now.

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?

I believe ri scans each .yml file for matching information. An index
would probably be a nice way to speed it up.

Or use emacs, ri-emacs just reads the information once.

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