On May 8, 2006, at 9:00 PM, jay raman wrote:

> hello all,
>
> 1. given there is a method say, "save" within a ruby class, how are  
> you
> going about finding what type arguments it takes, what it returns
> and then perhaps, its source code (if you want to learn by example)?
>
> is the way to navigate to  api documentation and search to
> find the method?
>
> 2. in case of the ruby on rails "scaffold:" methods, how do
> you  find the above for them - it seems an effort to have
> to go to all code that perhaps is dynamically generating
> the CRUD methods.
>
> is there by chance a way for ruby by introspection (or else)
> return the source code for a method?
>
> this is a huge challenge for a newbie like myself who is used
> to nice "self-documenting" java methods, and zipping to the
> corresponding javadoc source with the stroke of the F1 key.
>
> best,
>
> vj
>
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You should check out ri, gem_server and http://www.ruby-doc.org/