Hi,
the attached patch makes RDoc show parsing progress for C files like the
other parsers do.

-- 
Regards,
Tilman
diff -aur ruby-1.8.2.orig/lib/rdoc/parsers/parse_c.rb ruby-1.8.2/lib/rdoc/parsers/parse_c.rb
--- ruby-1.8.2.orig/lib/rdoc/parsers/parse_c.rb	2004-09-09 04:48:32.000000000 +0200
+++ ruby-1.8.2/lib/rdoc/parsers/parse_c.rb	2005-01-31 21:38:41.640325968 +0100
@@ -180,6 +180,7 @@
       @top_level = top_level
       @classes = Hash.new
       @file_dir = File.dirname(file_name)
+      @progress = $stderr unless options.quiet
     end
 
     # Extract the classes/modules and methods from a C file
@@ -197,6 +198,13 @@
     private
     #######
 
+    def progress(char)
+      unless @options.quiet
+        @progress.print(char)
+        @progress.flush
+      end
+    end
+
     # remove lines that are commented out that might otherwise get
     # picked up when scanning for classes and methods
 
@@ -205,6 +213,8 @@
     end
     
     def handle_class_module(var_name, class_mod, class_name, parent, in_module)
+      progress(class_mod[0, 1])
+
       parent_name = @known_classes[parent] || parent
 
       if in_module
@@ -364,6 +374,7 @@
 
     def handle_method(type, var_name, meth_name, 
                       meth_body, param_count, source_file = nil)
+      progress(".")
       @stats.num_methods += 1
       class_name = @known_classes[var_name]