Issue #12208 has been updated by Marcus Stollsteimer.


I like and use ri. It's nice that it works offline but there _are_ some inconveniences; two of them that come to my mind right now:

* For common method names the output is rather confusing, implementations from core and stdlib and installed gems are listed without any logic order (at least to me).

* ri doesn't give the full namespace hierarchy of a given method, so it's not always easy to get more information on the class that defines a specific method. Example: `ri fetch` points to the `Row` class ("Implementation from Row"), but `ri Row` doesn't give any result (only `ri CSV::Row` does).

Regarding the suggestion of showing the ri command for every method in the HTML docs: for me that would produce too much noise.

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Feature #12208: Improve ri command
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/12208#change-57718

* Author: Yui NARUSE
* Status: Open
* Priority: Normal
* Assignee: 
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Ruby has well documented in rdoc.
It also has a frontend CLI.

But people seems not using `ri`...

At first, write your request here to improve ri command!

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Sample ri.png (44.7 KB)


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