[Rubygems-developers] Gemtacular Now Links to RDocs

Chad Fowler chad at chadfowler.com
Thu Jan 18 11:10:02 EST 2007

On 1/17/07, TRANS <transfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/13/07, Anthony Eden <anthonyeden at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've just deployed an update to gemtacular which links to the rdocs
> > which are generated on the server. This is currently experimental as I
> > am aware that some gems cannot be rdoc'd without errors, however for
> > most gems there are at least *some* sort of rdocs in there.
> >
> > To get to the RDoc links you need to actually view the details about a
> > gem...eventually I'll make the latest RDoc'd version available in
> > lists as well.
> >
> > Comments and suggestions are welcome.
> Might be nice if the gemspec has a field for a url to the rdocs. Then
> the server wouldn't need to generate all of them -- only the ones that
> lacked the url. This would allow those who supply the url to fashion
> the rdocs according to the project's needs (ex- Facets has two sets of
> rdocs, trying to make one set out of it makes a mess.)

Sounds like a pretty serious edge case to me.  RDoc isn't something
you generally make a link to.  It's something that lives inside your
source and is generated.  For all but the rare edge case, I think this
would go unused.


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