On 3/15/07, Jenda Krynicky <jenda / cpan.org> wrote:
> De primero, why the heck is it so horribly slow? If I (horrors) perldoc
> a module into HTML, redirect to file and open in a browser, it's instant
> ... even though I get all the docs for the module with all the methods
> etc. If I "ri" a class I wait five seconds to get the intro and the list
> of constants, properties, methods and includes. Is it a problem with the
> install (InstantRails 1.6) or is that to be expected?
>
> De segundo, is there a way to tell ri to generate a single file
> containing the intro, the lists and the descriptions of the individual
> methods for a class? Preferably interlinked? It's a bit annoying to have
> to type ri Some.Class, wait five seconds, find the method I'm interested
> in, switch back to the shell, bring up last submitted command, append a
> dot and the method name, submit and wait another five seconds for the
> two lines of documentation about the method.
> I'm probably asking for something I'm not supposed to want.
>
> Jenda

1. try fastri
2. use rdoc generated docs, either from your own hdd or from ruby-doc.org
3. maybe fxri would be useful
4. why the ri is so slow? you may try to find out yourself, or even
better, make it faster - everybody will thank you for that. generally,
I don't like the bitter tone of your posts although this one's a bit
better ;-)

Jano