[Rubygems-developers] ri support w/ gem rdoc install
John-Mason P. Shackelford
jpshack at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 18:03:45 EDT 2005
Since ri already loads data from multiple paths why wouldn't we
implement this by:
* Extending ri's path handling to search the gems directories for rdoc files.
* Adding an option to rdoc to generate ri docs for a particular gem
This would allow us to remove the docs when a gem is removed.
Is the major concern the performance hit of searching though all the
gem directories for the ri doc files? If so, couldn't this be
addressed with a persisted index? The index could be updated when a
gem is installed or removed so that it would have little performance
impact on ri itself.
If these are ignorant questions, forgive me. I have only just started
looking at the rdoc/ri source.
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