rcodetools is a collection of Ruby code manipulation tools. It includes
xmpfilter and editor-independent Ruby development helper tools, as well as
emacs and vim interfaces.

Currently, rcodetools comprises:
 * xmpfilter: automagic Test::Unit assertions/RSpec expectations and code 
   annotations 
 * rct-complete: 100% accurate (editor-independent) code completion
 * rct-doc: document browsing and code navigator 
 * rct-meth-args: precise method info (meta-programming aware) and TAGS
   generation
 * rct-fork: pre-load heavy library(Rails etc) and speed up 
   rct-complete/rct-doc (server)
 * rct-fork-client: run Ruby programs from the current state of the rct-fork server
 * ruby-toggle-file: toggle implementation file and test file
 * rbtest: embedded Test::Unit for small scripts


rcodetools includes and supersedes xmpfilter, which has been much improved and
extended by rubikitch, ultimately resulting in the rct-* tools, which are
almost entirely his work.

See http://eigenclass.org/hiki.rb?rcodetools for further information and
http://eigenclass.org/hiki.rb?rcodetools-screenshots for the
screenshots/screencasts.

What's new
==========
User-visible changes since 0.5.0
--------------------------------
* "test-driven completion" (TDC) support for Emacs and vim (see README.TDC)
* --test (-t), --filename options for rct-complete and rct-doc, allowing to
  specify the test to be run for 100% accurate completion/documentation in the
  corresponding implementation
* ruby-toggle-file: finds the test file corresponding to a given
  implementation and vice versa
* rct-fork, rct-fork-client: allow to eliminate the overhead due to library
  loading (esp. useful for Rails)
* rbtest: executes unit tests in a single Ruby script
* --fork, --rbtest, --detect-rbtest supported by several commands
* xmpfilter's --spec now autodetects the RSpec version and generates
  specifications with the appropriate syntax

Download
========
rcodetools can be installed with RubyGems:

 gem install rcodetools

If you try this shortly after a release and you get an old version/a 404
error, please allow some time until the packages propagate to RubyForge's
mirrors.

rcodetools is available in tarball format. rcodetools' executables will run
faster when installed this way, since RubyGems add a noticeable overhead.

Usage
=====
rcodetools can be used with any editor, but the distribution includes emacs
and vim interfaces (contributions for other editors are welcome); see
README.emacs and README.vim in the sources for more information.

Further usage info available at
http://eigenclass.org/hiki.rb?rcodetools

License
=======
Copyright (c) 2006-2007 rubikitch <rubikitch / ruby-lang.org> 
                        http://www.rubyist.net/~rubikitch/
Copyright (c) 2005-2007 Mauricio Fernandez <mfp / acm.org>    
                        http://eigenclass.org

Use and distribution subject to the terms of the Ruby license.

-- 
Mauricio Fernandez (on behalf of the "rcodetools devel team")