Hello -- I just installed Ruby a couple of days ago, and I have been going through tutorials, etc. One thing I can't explain is that ri doesn't seem to work on my system. I am running Ruby 1.8.6 on XP. I am trying to run ri through irb 0.9.5. (Both things are what I got when I did the simple install a few days ago.) If I enter ri, I get something like "undefined method `ri' for main:Object from (irb):4" What am I doing wrong? Thanks Dave Miller
on 2007-04-03 07:16
on 2007-04-03 07:25
On Apr 2, 11:14 pm, "Dave Miller" <dmil...@tecoloteNOSPAM.net> wrote: > > What am I doing wrong? > > Thanks > > Dave Miller You run ri from the command line, not from within irb. Welcome to Ruby. Chris
on 2007-04-03 07:41
ri is a command line tool. I had the same confusion when I first got started! In irb, you can type the object_name.methods dot methods will give you a list of methods for the object. This is a good thing to keep in mind. It's one example of why irb is so useful. Rather than combing through documentation all the time, you can ask the object directly!
on 2007-04-03 18:58
You might give this a try: http://freshmeat.net/projects/wirble/ -r -- http://www.cfcl.com/rdm Rich Morin http://www.cfcl.com/rdm/resume email@example.com http://www.cfcl.com/rdm/weblog +1 650-873-7841 Technical editing and writing, programming, and web development