More syntax highlighting fun

Tim Pope vim-ruby-devel at
Wed Feb 28 21:41:40 EST 2007

On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 08:06:51PM +0100, Nikolai Weibull wrote:
> On 2/27/07, Tim Pope <vim-ruby-devel at> wrote:
> > Excellent observation, though I propose we proceed regardless.  Only a
> > handful of languages have a decent command-line tool for querying
> > documentation, so it's possible that we're just the first to try it.
> > If we do a release with it soon, we'll have plenty of time to pull it
> > back out before Vim 7.1, if it really must come to that.
> I think that that's fine.  However, can't we try to detect fastri, as
> it is preferable to the standard ri, if installed?

Go for it.  Just keep in mind executable() can be slow in some
circumstances (think Windows and/or network drives) so you have to
weigh the chances of fastri being installed versus the ever so slight
delay for a seldom used feature.


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