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3.10 / ??

  • Major enhancements

    • RDoc HTML output has been improved:

      • The search from Володя Колесников's sdoc has been integrated.

        The search index generation is a reusable component through RDoc::Generator::JsonIndex

      • The table of contents is now a separate page and now shows links to headings and sections inside a page or class.

      • Class pages no longer show the namespace and no longer have file info pages.

      • HTML output is HTML 5.

      • Static files can be copied into RDoc using –copy-files

    • RDoc supports additional documentation formats:

      • TomDoc 1.0.0-rc1

      • RD format

      The default markup can be set via the --markup option.

      The format of documentation in a particular file can be specified by the :markup: directive. If the :markup: directive is in the first comment it is used as the default for the entire file. For other comments it overrides the default markup format.

      The markup format can be set for rake tasks using RDoc::Task#markup

  • Minor enhancements

    • HTML headings now have ids matching their titles.

      = Hello!

      Is rendered as

      <h1 id="label-Hello%21">Hello!</h1>
    • Labels for classes or methods can be linked-to by adding an @ following the class or method reference. For example, RDoc::Markup@Links

      See RDoc::Markup@Links for further details.

    • RDoc now looks for a markup: parser_name magic comment to choose alternate documentation formats. The format comment must be in the first three lines of the file (to allow for a shebang or modeline).

    • RDoc makes an effort to syntax-highlight ruby code in verbatim sections. See RDoc::Markup@Paragraphs+and+Verbatim

    • Added RDoc::TopLevel#text? and RDoc::Parser::Text to indicate a parsed file contains no ruby constructs.

    • Added rdoc-label link scheme which allows bidirectional links. See RDoc::Markup for details.

    • Image paths at HTTPS URLs will now be turned into +<img>+ tags. Pull Request #60 by James Mead

    • Added RDoc::Comment which encapsulates comment-handling functionality.

    • Added RDoc::Markup::PreProcess::post_process to allow arbitrary comment munging.

    • RDoc::RDoc::current is set for the entire RDoc run.

    • Split rdoc/markup/inline into individual files for its component classes.

    • Moved token stream HTML markup out of RDoc::AnyMethod#markup_code into RDoc::TokenStream::to_html

    • “Top” link in section headers is no longer inside the heading element.

  • Bug fixes

    • Markup defined by RDoc::Markup#add_special inside a <tt> is no longer converted.

    • Performance of RDoc::RubyLex has been improved. Ruby Bug #5202 by Ryan Melton.

    • Add US-ASCII magic comments to work with ruby -Ku. Issue #63 by Travis D. Warlick, Jr.

    • Clicking a link in the method description now works. Issue #61 by Alan Hogan.

    • Fixed RDoc::Markup::Parser for CRLF line endings. Issue #67 by Marvin Gülker.

    • Fixed lexing of percent strings like %r{#}. Issue #68 by eclectic923.

3.9.2 / 2011-08-11

  • Bug fix

    • Loosened TIDYLINK regexp to allow any content in the link section like: {foo}[rdoc-ref:SomeClass]

    • In HTML output headings are capped at <h6> again

3.9.1 / 2011-07-31

  • Bug fixes

    • Fix RDoc::Markup parser for a header followed by a non-text token. Issue #56 by Adam Tait

    • Fix RDoc::Markup::ToHtmlCrossref#gen_url for non-rdoc-ref links.

    • Fix bug report URL when rdoc crashes.

3.9 / 2011-07-30

  • Minor enhancements

    • RDoc::Parser::C now supports :doc: and :nodoc: for class comments

    • Added the rdoc-ref: link scheme which links to a named reference. rdoc-ref: can resolve references to classes, modules, methods, files, etc. This can be used to create cross-generator named links unlike the link: scheme which is dependent upon the exact file name. Issue #53 by Simon Chiang

    • Pulled RDoc::CrossReference out of RDoc::Markup::ToHtmlCrossref. Cross-references can now be created easily for non-HTML formatters.

  • Bug fixes

    • `ri []` and other special methods now work properly. Issue #52 by ddebernardy.

    • `ri` now has space between class comments from multiple files.

    • :stopdoc: no longer creates Object references. Issue #55 by Simon Chiang

    • :nodoc: works on class aliases now. Issue #51 by Steven G. Harms

    • Remove tokenizer restriction on header lengths for verbatim sections. Issue #49 by trans

3.8 / 2011-06-29

  • Minor enhancements

    • RDoc::Parser::C can now discover methods on ENV and ARGF.

    • RDoc::Parser::C now knows about rb_cSocket and rb_mDL.

  • Bug fixes

    • Updating Object in an ri data store with new data now removes methods, includes, constants and aliases.

3.7 / 2011-06-27

  • Minor enhancements

    • New directive :category: which allows methods to be grouped into sections more cleanly. See RDoc::Markup for details.

    • Document-class for RDoc::Parser::C now supports Foo::CONST as well as CONST.

    • ri method output is now a comma-separated list when displayed interactively. Pull Request #39 by Benoit Daloze.

    • RDoc::ClassModule#merge now prefers the argument's information over the receiver's (it now behaves like Hash#merge! instead of a backwards Hash#merge!).

    • RDoc::Markup#convert now accepts an RDoc::Markup::Document instance

    • RDoc now owns the code for generating RDoc and ri data when gems install

    • Added RDoc::RDoc::reset

    • Added RDoc::CodeObject#file_name

  • Bug fixes

    • ri no longer crashes when attempting to complete a plain [.

    • ri data now tracks which file information came from so it can process removals and changes to:

      • Classes and Modules

      • Methods

      • Attributes

      • Includes

      • Constants

      You will need to rebuild your ri data for it to update properly. Issue #21 by Sven Riedel

    • Signal and SignalException no longer clobber each other

    • RDoc::Parser::C no longer creates classes when processing aliases.

    • RDoc::Text#strip_stars handles Document-method for methods with =, ! and ? now.

    • RDoc::Parser::C now allows .cpp files to be used with the “in” comment on rb_define_method. Bug #35 by Hanmac.

    • RDoc::Parser::Ruby no longer eats content when =begin/=end documentation blocks are followed by a documentable item. Issue #41 by mfn.

    • RDoc::Markup::Formatter and subclasses now allow an optional markup parameter for adding custom markup. The example in RDoc::Markup::Formatter will now work. Issue #38 by tsilen.

    • RDoc::Parser::C can now distinguish between class methods and instance methods in Document-method. Issue #36 by Vincent Batts.

    • RDoc now encodes file names in the output encoding. Issue #33 by Perry Smith.

    • ri data generation for method aliases no longer duplicates the class in #full_name

3.6.1 / 2011-05-15

  • Bug fixes

    • Fix infinite loop created when re-encountering BasicObject.

    • RDoc::Context#each_ancestor is now provided for duck-typing.

    • rb_path2class() can now be used to discover the parent class in rb_define_class_under.

3.6 / 2011-05-13

  • Major Enhancements

    • Interactive ri is now the default when no names are given.

  • Minor Enhancements

    • RDoc::RDoc#generate was added to allow multiple generators to be used with a set of parsed file info.

    • RDoc::Options#finish can be called multiple times now.

    • `ri -i` only shows one level of namespace when completing class names.

    • Added `ri –list` for explicit listing. `ri -l F G` will list all classes or modules starting with F or G

  • Bug fixes

    • Remove windows-specific test for test_check_files, it is too hard to do. Ruby commit r30811 by Usaku Nakamura.

    • Remove unnecessary (and wrong) platform-dependent hacks. Ruby commit r30829 by Usaku Nakamura.

    • Completing via Array#[ in `ri -i` no longer crashes. Ruby Bug #3167

    • Completing IO::o in `ri -i` now returns results. Ruby Bug #3167

    • RDoc::Parser::C ignores prototypes better. Pull Request #34 by Pete Higgins.

    • private_class_method and public_class_method are now parsed correctly for inherited methods. Issue #16 by gitsucks.

    • The doc directive now forces documentation even when the method is marked private or protected.

3.5.3 / 2010-02-06

  • Bug fixes

    • When including a file lossily force-transcode it to the output encoding instead of crashing to preserve as much content as possible. Ruby Bug #4376 by Yui NARUSE.

    • Work around inconsistent encoding result from String#sub!, String#gsub!. Related to Ruby Bug #4376.

    • Work around inconsistent encoding result from String#[]=. Related to Ruby Bug #4376.

    • When Darkfish fails the file being generated is now reported.

3.5.2 / 2010-02-04

  • Deprecations

    • RDoc::Context::Section#sequence is now deprecated. Use RDoc::Context::Section#aref instead.

  • Bug fixes

    • Fixed syntax highlighting CSS class generation. Reported by Daniel Bretoi.

    • Fixed ri for methods with aliases. Pull Request #15 by Sven Riedel.

    • Added windows-specific test for test_check_files.

    • Darkfish now supports sections. Template and generator author see RDoc::Context#each_section to add section support. RubyForge Bug #26883 by Jeff Hodges.

    • Fixed post-install message for Ruby 1.9.2 users.

    • Set required ruby version to >= 1.8.7.

3.5.1 / 2010-01-30

  • Bug fixes

    • Fixed some typos. Pull request #13 by R.T. Lechow.

    • Ensure an RDoc::Stats is created in #parse_files. Fixes documentation for railties which has no files. Reported by Aaron Patterson

3.5 / 2010-01-29

  • Minor enhancements

    • RDoc::Parser::C looks for rb_scan_args and fills in RDoc::AnyMethod#params appropriately. This may provide useful information if the author did not provide a call-seq.

    • RDoc::Parser::C now records the function name for methods implemented in C.

    • RDoc now records file and byte offset information for methods.

  • Bug fixes

    • Locations of module aliases are now recorded.

    • RDoc::Parser::C finds method bodies better now.

    • Fixed further locations where output encoding was not preserved. Bug #11 by Vít Ondruch, RubyForge bug #28791 by Dzmitry Prakapenka.

    • Fixed display of numeric lists on the index page and file pages. Bug #12 by tobijk.

    • Skip TestRDocOptions#test_check_files on windows until a windows-specific test can be created. RubyForge bug #28821 by Usaku Nakamura.

    • Fixed line-height of headings in method and alias descriptions. RubyForge Bug #2770 by Adam Avilla

    • Relaxed RDoc::Parser::Ruby#remove_private_comments to consume more dashes as older versions once did. Bug #7 by Claus Folke Brobak.

3.4 / 2010-01-06

  • Minor enhancements

    • RDoc::RDoc#document may now be called with an RDoc::Options instance.

  • Bug fixes

    • Added skips to Encoding tests running on 1.8.

    • Fixed warnings

3.3 / 2010-01-03

  • Minor enhancements

    • The coverage report can now report undocumented method parameters including methods defined in C.

      <kbd>rdoc -C</kbd> gives a standard report, <kbd>rdoc -C1</kbd> includes method parameters. Method parameters are considered documented if they're marked-up with +, <code> or <tt>.

    • The C parser now uses *args instead of ... if no call-seq was provided to give names to the arguments.

  • Bug fixes

    • The C parser now records the file location of aliases, attributes, constants and methods allowing -C to work on C files.

    • Darkfish now handles dots in call-seq allowing ary.insert(index, obj...) to display correctly. Patch #6 by KUBO Takehiro.

    • Improved processing of meta-programmed methods when followed by unparseable syntax. RubyForge patch #28653 by Aidan Cully.

    • rdoc now touches the flag file when it create the output directory. Prevents the “isn't an RDoc directory” error if rdoc crashes.

    • RDoc now properly converts to the expected output encoding. RubyForge bug #28791 by Dzmitry Prakapenka.

    • Restored parsing of block comments. RubyForge bug #28668 by Stefano Crocco.

    • Metaprogrammed methods defined with blocks no longer confuse the ruby parser. RubyForge bug #28370 by Erik Hollensbe.

    • ri no longer displays all methods in the inheritance chain.

3.2 / 2010-12-29

  • Minor enhancements

    • RDoc generator authors may now suppress updating the output dir (creating a created.rid file) by setting RDoc::Options#update_output_dir to false.

    • RDoc::Task has been refactored to ease creating subclasses.

  • Bug fixes

    • RDoc's gitignore now ignores .DS_Store files. Pull Request #3 by Shane Becker.

3.1 / 2010-12-28

RDoc has moved to github. Releases after 3.1 reference github unless otherwise noted.

  • Minor enhancements

    • RDoc::Task now features a #generator option to choose an alternate generator. Pull Request #2 by Erik Hollensbe.

    • Enhanced test for RDoc::Parser::binary? RubyForge patch #28538 by Eito Katagiri.

    • Generator list in –help is no longer static. Generator description comes from the generator's DESCRIPTION constant.

    • Documentation summary is now displayed with dynamic width.

  • Bug fixes

    • Strip encoding comment from input to avoid overriding file comment. RubyForge Bug #22113 by James Gray.

    • Restore call-seq parsing behavior when the call-seq is the only comment. RubyForge Bug #26290 by Sylvain Joyeux.

    • Coverage report no longer crashes for constant aliases. Pull Request #1 by Andy Lindeman.

    • RDoc no longer loses ghost methods when followed by certain tokens. RubyForge bug #27793 by Aaron Patterson.

    • RDoc no longer crashes in ri if HOME is not set. Ruby Bug #4202 by Shyouhei Urabe.

    • ri no longer crashes with HTML format output. RubyForge bug #28675 by 7rans.

    • RDoc::Markup::ToHtml#gen_url now initializes #from_path to ''. Additionally, #from_path is now settable. RubyForge bug #27838 by Claus Folke Brobak.

    • Comments in the C parser are now normalized before being combined. RubyForge patch #28646 by Sven Herzberg.

    • RDoc::Parser::C no longer requires a comment and finds more method bodies. RubyForge patch #28643 by Sven Herzberg.

    • Darkfish now has a “Class/Module Index” instead of a “Class Index”. RubyForge patch #28364 by James Tucker.

    • RDoc::Parser::Ruby now parses negative numbers correctly. RubyForge patch #28544 by Eito Katagiri.

3.0.1 / 2010-12-19

  • Bug fix

    • RDoc no longer has a Perl parser.

3.0 / 2010-12-19

Special thanks to Thierry Lambert for massive improvements to RDoc.

  • Major enhancements

    • Ruby 1.8.6 is no longer supported by RDoc.

    • RDoc now converts input files to a single encoding specified by --encoding. See RDoc::RDoc and RDoc::Options#encoding. --encoding is now preferred over --charset

    • RDoc now supports a --coverage-report flag (also -C and --dcov) that outputs a report on items lacking documentation.

    • Templates (rdoc -T) are now checked for existence in RDoc::Options. Generator authors can now use RDoc::Options#template_dir which is the full path to the template directory.

    • Added support for class aliases. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Improved merging of classes and modules across multiple files including more accurate documentation statistics. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Improved handling of method aliases. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Improved handling of visibility of RDoc code objects. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • RDoc::Attr#type is now RDoc::Attr#definition. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Removed TimeConstantMethods

    • RDoc now calls ::new instead of ::for on generators.

  • Minor enhancements

    • Added rdoc arguments --dry-run, --all, --visibility, --force-output, --hyperlink-all. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • RDoc::Markup::FormatterTestCase has been expanded. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • RDoc::Markup::TextFormatterTestCase has been extracted from RDoc tests. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Various RDoc::Parser::Ruby enhancements. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Various RDoc::Markup::Parser enhancements. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • RDoc::Parser::binary? is more robust now that it uses Encoding.

    • Deprecated rdoc arguments are now explicitly mentioned in rdoc command output. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Constant values are formatted more accurately. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Enhanced call-seq parsing in RDoc::Parser::C. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • RDoc no longer uses kw, cmt, re or str classes for embedded source code snippets. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • RDoc directives may now be escaped with a leading '\'. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • RDoc note lists (label::) now generate a table with class “rdoc-list”. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • RDoc markup documentation has been moved to RDoc::Markup including notes on how to document source code.

    • An RDoc::Require is now always listed at the file level. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • RDoc::CodeObjects now know which file they were defined in.

    • RDoc::Options calls ::setup_options on the generator class specified by --format. See RDoc::Options::setup_generator.

    • rdoc gives an error when multiple formats are given.

    • Files with erb inside will no longer trip RDoc::Parser::binary?

    • Last --title wins. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Better block params handling. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • Moved rdoc/tokenstream.rb to rdoc/token_stream.rb.

    • Moved rdoc/markup/preprocess.rb to rdoc/markup/pre_process.rb.

    • Removed “':' not followed by operator or identifier” warning for new Hash syntax.

    • rb_attr() is now supported for attributes.

    • RDoc::Parser::C now supports yields, doc, and args directives like RDoc::Parser::Ruby.

    • Moved RDoc::Parser::PerlPOD to the rdoc-perl_pod gem.

  • Bug fixes

    • RDoc::Generator tests no longer require any installed RDoc on Ruby 1.9

    • Load existing cache before generating ri. Ruby r27749 by NAKAMURA Usaku.

    • RDoc now handles BOM. Ruby r28062 by Nobuyoshi Nakada.

    • Use proper XML encoding for darkfish classpage. Ruby r28083 by NARUSE, Yui.

    • Fix ri output when special characters are inside html tags. Patch by Tomo Kazahaya, Ruby Bug #3512.

    • Don't bother checking if the pager exists, it's already done. Ruby r28842 by NAKAMURA Usaku.

    • RDoc::Parser::Ruby now ignores non-constant-named singleton classes. Ruby r29140 by Nobuyoshi Nakada. Ruby Bug #3759.

    • RDoc::Parser::Ruby call args no longer include assignment. Ruby r29141 by Nobuyoshi Nakada. Ruby Bug #3759

    • Handle $HOME being unset in ri. Ruby r29272 by Nobuyoshi Nakada.

    • uniq ancestors and modules too. Ruby r29312 by Nobuyoshi Nakada.

    • RDoc now knows about Encoding by default. Ruby r29356 by Nobuyoshi Nakada.

    • ri now defaults to the backspace formatter when piped. Use RI environment variable or options to override. Ruby r28455 by Yusuke Endoh.

    • __send__ and friends no longer get their underscores removed. Patch by Thierry Lambert.

    • The C parser now makes new public when promoting initialize.

    • Fix crash in #markup_code for TkUnknownChar.

    • Fix crash in RDoc::Parser::C when aliasing methods with Regexp special characters.

    • Fix crash when various operators are used as a name as in alias * compose.

    • Fix warning with some dynamic use of attr_*

    • Methods added to true, false and nil are now documented.

    • Remove warning for methods defined on globals.

2.5.11 / 2010-08-20

  • Minor Enhancements

    • Alias comments are now discovered by the C parser. Reported by Jeremy Evans.

    • Removed –all option which is unused in RDoc. Use the nodoc or stopdoc/startdoc directives to suppress documentation instead.

2.5.10 / 2010-08-17

  • Minor Enhancements

    • Support rb_singleton_class(). Reported by Jeremy Evans.

    • Support rb_define_private_method() on rb_singleton_class(). Reported by Jeremy Evans.

  • Bug Fixes

    • Treat non-ASCII RDoc files as text. Bug #28391 by Kouhei Sutou.

    • Fix potential test failures due to ivar collision. Bug #28390 by Kouhei Sutou.

    • Added duck-typed #aref for RDoc::Attr to RDoc::AnyMethod. Bug #28375 by Erik Hollensbe

    • Fixed method references in HTML output when show_hash is false.

    • Fixed comments with '.' in call-seq in C sources. Reported by Jeremy Evans.

    • RDoc now understands singleton aliases. Reported by Jeremy Evans.

2.5.9 / 2010-07-06

  • Bug Fixes

    • Look up pager correctly.

    • Fixed handling of bullets in verbatim sections. Partial patch by Juha-Jarmo Heinonen.

2.5.8 / 2010-04-27


RDoc 2.5 did not save method parameters, so you should upgrade your rdoc-data gem to a version >= 2.5.3.

To have ri data for core and stdlib you'll need to:

gem install rdoc-data

then run:

rdoc-data --install

To have ri data for you gems you'll also need to run:

gem rdoc --all --overwrite

If you don't want to rebuild the rdoc for `gem server`, add –no-rdoc.

  • Bug Fixes

    • ri no longer complains about nonexistent pagers.

    • Fixed failing test

2.5.7 / 2010-04-22

  • Minor Enhancements

    • Unrecognized RDoc directives can now be registered by a plugin for handling. See RDoc::Markup::PreProcess.

    • Added RDoc::Markup::Raw to allow other markup engines to dump raw content into RDoc.

  • Bug Fixes

    • rdoc -p no longer means –pipe if files are also given.

    • RDoc now knows about BasicObject by default. Ruby Bug #1318 by Ambrus Zsbán

2.5.6 / 2010-04-22

  • Minor Enhancements

    • Unrecognized RDoc directives are added as metadata to the object they get attached to.

      # :my_new_directive: my cool value

      Results in a 'my_new_directive' metadata key with value 'my cool value' on the RDoc::CodeObject it is for

  • Bug Fixes

    • RDoc no longer prints out “invalid options:” when there were no invalid options.

    • Fixed link size on Darkfish file pages

2.5.5 / 2010-04-19

  • 1 Minor Enhancement

    • Use #binread in RDoc::Markup::PreProcess. Patch from ruby trunk.

  • 3 Bug Fixes

    • Fixed indentation of method-description lists in Darkfish. Bug #28081 by Theresa Dwinnell.

    • Fixed loading RDoc::AnyMethod aliases to no longer infinitely loop. Bug #28107 by Sven Riedel

    • Fixed handling of ignored invalid options to continue after the invalid option.

2.5.4 / 2010-04-18

  • 2 Minor Enhancements

    • Methods will now be cross-referenced when preceeded with ::. Ruby Bug #3169 by Marc-Andre Lafortune.

    • Methods now have human readable fragment identifiers for HTML output. (#method-i-gsub vs #M000005). Ruby Bug #3023 by Marc-Andre Lafortune.

  • 1 Bug Fixes

    • RDoc::Parser::Ruby now handles while begin a; b end # .... Ruby Bug #3160 by Yusuke Endoh.

2.5.3 / 2010-04-10

  • 1 Minor Enhancement

    • RDoc::Parser::Simple and the include directive remove coding: comment from first line

  • 2 Bug Fixes

    • Fixed loading of created.rid when regenerating documentation. Ruby bug #3121 by Yusuke Endoh.

    • Compare times as Integers as created.rid doesn't store fractional times.

2.5.2 / 2010-04-09

  • 1 Minor Enhancement

    • Imported various changes by Nobu from ruby trunk.

  • 2 Bug Fixes

    • RDoc parses files without extensions as text files again.

    • RDoc::Parser::Ruby parses %{ strings correctly again.

2.5.1 / 2010-04-06

  • 1 Minor Enhancement

    • RDoc::Parser::C now supports the include directive for classes and modules.

  • 6 Bug Fixes

    • RDoc::AnyMethod params now get saved in ri data.

    • ri now displays method arguments correctly.

    • RDoc::Markup::Parser allows no space between = and header text like rdoc 2.4 and earlier.

    • RDoc::Parser::C's “in” directive now looks in the current directory.

    • RDoc::Task's rerdoc task no longer deletes the doc directory twice.

    • rdoc –force-update now works correctly. Patch by Nobu Nokada

2.5 / 2010-03-31

  • 9 Major Enhancements

    • Darkfish now has a “Home” button

    • ri no longer displays the value of a constant. There's no easy way to make them presentable. Use irb or ruby -e instead. Ruby Bug #549.

    • New ri data format now uses Marshal and pre-builds caches

      • No support for old ri data format, too hard to maintain

      • To upgrade your core ri documentation, install the rdoc-data gem and run rdoc-data

    • RDoc now displays how well you've documented your library

    • New recursive-descent parser for RDoc::Markup. See RDoc::Markup::Parser

    • Updated ruby_lex and ruby_token

    • Removed threading support, RDoc is not thread-safe

    • Removed many unsupported options to rdoc

    • Future versions of RDoc will not support Ruby 1.8.6. Bugs filed for 1.8.6-only issues will be (largely) rejected.

  • 17 Minor Enhancements

    • Source Parsing

      • RDoc now supports module aliasing via constant assignment.

      • RDoc now tracks superclasses correctly. Fixes File < IO for core docs.

      • RDoc now ignores methods inside methods.

      • RDoc now ignores Marshal and other binray files.

      • Removed “Skipping require of dynamic string” warning.

      • C parser now handles Document-method better. Bug #27329.

      • API enhancements for writing parsers like the Ruby parser, see RDoc::Parser::RubyTools

    • ri

      • Uses pager over less and more for Debian. Ruby Bug #1171.

      • ri will use the RI_PAGER environment variable to find a pager.

      • ri data generator now supports SIGINFO (^T)

    • When rdoc is in debug mode, ^C now prints a backtrace

    • RDoc::Markup::AttributeManager no longer uses global state.

    • RDoc::RDoc no longer passes around options. Patch #27167.

    • Darkfish won't generate a file if its template is missing. Patch #25857.

    • Improved some wording for the RDoc main page. Patch #27264, #27268.

    • Removed diagram generation support (to return in the future).

    • Removed external support for RDoc::Task.

  • 12 Bug Fixes

    • The :attr: directives now use the name given to create an attribute. See RDoc::Parser::Ruby#parse_meta_attr.

    • Fix crossrefs on paths with '-'. Ruby Bug #883.

    • Fix ruby parser for alias with = in the name. Bug #27522.

    • Images are no longer executable. Bug #27156.

    • –op is no longer overridden by –ri. Bug #27054.

    • :method: now works when at the end of a class. Bug #26910.

    • Preserve elipsis from call-seq in Darkfish. Patch #26974.

    • Emacs-style coding: is handled properly. Patch #27388.

    • RDoc::RubyLex now parses UTF-8 identifiers. Bug #26946, #26947.

    • Fixed namespace lookup rules. Bug #26161.

    • Worked around bug in Selenium where they hide a .jar in a .txt file. Filed Selenium bug #27789.

    • Alias comments are no longer hidden. Reported by Adam Avilla.

2.4.3 / 2009-04-01

  • 2 Bug Fixes

    • Corrected patch for file links

    • Corrected display of file popup

2.4.2 / 2009-03-25

  • 2 Minor Enhancements

    • Added –pipe for turning RDoc on stdin into HTML

    • Added rdoc/task.rb containing a replacement for rake/rdoctask.rb. Use RDoc::Task now instead of Rake::RDocTask.

  • 10 Bug Fixes

    • Writing the ri cache file to the proper directory. Bug #24459 by Lars Christensen.

    • Possible fix for Dir::[] and Pathname interaction on 1.9. Bug #24650 by tiburon.

    • Fixed scanning constants for if/end, etc. pairs. Bug #24609 by Ryan Davis.

    • Fixed private methods in the C parser. Bug #24599 by Aaron Patterson.

    • Fixed display of markup on RDoc main page. Bug #24168 by rhubarb.

    • Fixed display of \ character in documentation proceeding words. Bug #22112 by James Gray. See RDoc for details.

    • Fixed parsing and display of arg params for some corner cases. Bug #21113 by Csiszár Attila.

    • Fixed links in Files box. Patch #24403 by Eric Wong.

    • Toplevel methods now appear in Object. Bug #22677 by Ryan Davis.

    • Added back –promiscuous which didn't do anything you cared about. Why did you enable it? Nobody looked at that page! Oh, it warns, too.

2.4.1 / 2009-02-26

  • 1 Minor Enhancements

    • Added :attr:, :attr_reader:, :attr_writer:, :attr_accessor: directives. Replaces –accessor. See RDoc::Parser::Ruby for details.

  • 3 Bug Fixes

    • Don't complain when exiting normally. Bug by Matt Neuburg.

    • Restore –inline-source that warns

    • Fixed links to files in Darkfish output

2.4.0 / 2009-02-24

  • 9 Minor Enhancements

    • `ri -f html` is now XHTML-happy

    • Clarified RDoc::Markup link syntax. Bug #23517 by Eric Armstrong.

    • Number of threads to parse with is now configurable

    • Darkfish can now use alternate templates from $LOAD_PATH via -T

    • Removed F95 parser in favor of the rdoc-f95 gem

    • Moved HTML and XML generators to unmaintained

      • No gem will be provided as it's too difficult to make them work

      • Removed options –one-file, –style=, –inline-source, –promiscuous, –op-name

    • Removed support for –accessor, use regular documentation or the method directive instead. See RDoc::Parser::Ruby

    • Removed –ri-system as it is unused by Ruby's makefiles

    • Added method list to index.html

  • 6 Bug Fixes

    • nodoc'd classes no longer appear in the index. Bug #23751 by Clifford Heath.

    • Fix 1.9 compatibility issues. Bug #23815 by paddor.

    • Darkfish now respects –charset

    • RDoc no longer attempts to be lazy when building HTML. This is a workaround. Bug #23893 by Stefano Crocco.

    • RDoc doesn't crash with def (blah).foo() end

    • RDoc doesn't crash with #define functions

2.3.0 / 2009-01-28

  • 3 Major Enhancements

    • Michael Granger's Darkfish generator is now the default for HTML output

    • Various rdoc generation speedups by Hongli Lai. Patches #22555, #22556, #22557, #22562, #22565.

    • rdoc/discover.rb files are loaded automatically from installed gems

  • 8 Minor Enhancements

    • Added a space after the commas in ri class method lists. RubyForge enhancement #22182.

    • Improved ri –interactive

    • Generators can now override generated file locations

    • Moved unmaintained CHM generator to it's own package

    • Moved unmaintained extra HTML templates to their own package

    • Removed experimental texinfo generator

    • Converted to minitest

    • Known classes and modules list outputs once per line now for grep

  • 11 Bug Fixes

    • Fix missing superclass in ri output

    • Fix an RDoc crash when told to parse an empty file

    • Ignore nonexistent files instead of crashing

    • .txt and .rdoc files are always considered text. Patch #22897 by Aaron Patterson.

    • When merging ri data with a nonexistant directory, RDoc no longer crashes

    • Fix visibility of methods in XML output. Issue by Yehuda Katz.

    • Fixed relative link generation

    • Fix crash, RDoc now ignores comments above local variable assignments in modules

    • RDoc now only accepts adjacent comments for rb_define_module and rb_define_class

    • C file RDoc is no longer included in token stream

    • Scan all gem paths to match gem name for ri output

2.2.1 / 2008-09-24

This version provides some minor fixes and enhancements to 2.2.0 intended to polish RDoc for Ruby 1.9.1.

  • 3 Minor Enhancements

    • Support for parsing RDoc from SWIG. Ruby patch #10742 by Gonzalo Garramuno, #13993 by Steven Jenkins.

    • Simple support for Perl POD documentation. Patch by Hugh Sasse.

    • Changed the default character set of RDoc's output from iso-8859-1 to utf-8.

  • 9 Bug Fixes

    • Explicitly set the html template's text color, so that the generated documentation will display correctly on browsers with custom text and background color settings (patch by Luther Thompson).

    • Ensure that RDoc correctly will associate an alias and a method, even if it encounters the alias first because the alias lives in a different file.

    • Fix the parsing of multiline constants (patch by Chris Alfeld and Joel VanderWerf)

    • Make –exclude usuable. Ruby patch #11671 by Trans.

    • Detect inline C functions. Ruby Bug #11993 by Florian Frank.

    • Fix an issue in which RDoc might not document a class' superclass correctly if the class was defined in multiple files and depending on the order in which RDoc processed the files. This should ensure that the child class -> parent class relationship is correct in ri documentation, allowing ri to lookup inherited methods (i.e.,

    • Stop ri from crashing when it looks for a completely bogus method (i.e., File#reada). Now, ri exits with a helpful error message.

    • Fixed missing display of constant values in ri.

    • Fixed display of constants in ri's html output.

2.2.0 / 2008-09-19

This version includes some significant enhancements to ri. See RI.txt for documentation about ri.

  • 5 Major Enhancements

    • More extensive unit tests (special thanks to Chris Lowis for contributing a test).

    • Made ri twice as fast for the most common use case of displaying information for a class or a fully-qualified method (i.e., ri Array#flatten, after ri has created a cache the first time that it runs).

    • Made ri many times faster when searching for an unqualified method (i.e., ri read, again after the first such search has populated ri's cache)

    • Changed ri to do regular expression searches for unqualified methods; now, a regular expression for a method can be passed to ri on the command-line.

    • Added an interactive mode to ri (patch by Daniel Choi). Now, when ri is given a -i argument, it will allow the user to disambiguate unqualified methods if more than one is present and also will allow a user to get information for a class' method.

  • 8 Minor Enhancements

    • RDoc now adds the package title to the web pages that it generates for files and classes/modules, which helps them appear better in search engine results.

    • RDoc now automatically generates cross-reference links for classes and methods specified relative to the global namespace (i.e., ::A::B::C#method).

    • All built-in templates now output valid, strict XHTML.

    • The documentation is slightly better organized (the markup details were merged into the RDoc module's documentation).

    • Improved rdoc's HTML generation speed by about 20% (on Windows, the boost seems larger).

    • Provided an ri command-line option to control its caching behavior.

    • Improved RDoc's documentation. Added RI.txt to document ri.

    • Allow HTML templates distributed as gems to be loaded with the -T option, just like the standard templates in rdoc/generator/html (so an HTML template lib/new_template.rb in a gem can be used with rdoc -T new_template)

  • 25 Bug fixes:

    • Fixed prototype detection in C parser. Can process ruby 1.8 C files again.

    • Fixed the main page for frameless template. Patch by Marcin Raczkowski.

    • Fixed the main page for frame templates. Now, if no main page is specified, RDoc will default to the README.

    • Fixed missing stylesheet in generated chm. Patch by Gordon Thiesfeld.

    • Fixed the parsing of module names starting with '::'. Patch by Giuseppe Bilotta.

    • Fixed a case where RDoc first would encounter Foo::Bar and then would encounter class Foo. Previously, RDoc erroneously would have considered that both a Foo class and a Foo module existed.

    • Fix a clase where RDoc would not generate correct cross-reference links to a class contained within a module of the same name (i.e. RDoc::RDoc)

    • Prevented RDoc from trying to parse binary files, which would produce garbage output.

    • RDoc now correctly converts ' characters to apostrophes, opening single quotes, and closing single quotes in most cases (smart single quotes).

    • RDoc now correctly converts “ characters to opening double quotes and and closing double quotes in most cases (smart double quotes).

    • © correctly is converted into the copyright symbol.

    • '&' characters in text now correctly are translated to HTML character codes.

    • Fixed missing stylesheet in generated chm. Patch by Gordon Thiesfeld.

    • Fixed broken method links in the built-in templates.

    • RDoc properly links to files and classes in the one page HTML template.

    • The kilmer and hefss templates properly syntax highlight when inlining source code.

    • The kilmer and hefss template class pages properly display methods again.

    • Fixed broken class, file, and method links in the frameless template.

    • Fixed the clipping of source code in the html and frameless templates when the source code cannot fit into the window; a scrollbar now will allow all of the source code to be viewed.

    • Fixed the missing constant descriptions in the html and frameless templates.

    • Fixed the ri command-line options that customize the directories to be searched for documentation.

    • Fixed the XML generator. Patch by Anthony Durity.

    • Stopped the XML template from generating invalid XML due to malformed embedded ruby.

    • Adding missing information about a class' constants to the XML template.

    • Fixed the horizontal rule markup (—) so that it correctly adds a horizontal rule rather than suppressing all text that follows.

2.1.0 / 2008-07-20

  • 3 Major Enhancements:

    • RDoc now knows about meta-programmed methods, see RDoc::Parser::Ruby

    • Reorganized parsers under RDoc::Parser base class

    • ri now walks the ancestors of a class looking for a method e.g. ri File#read displays documentation for IO#read (may require regeneration of ri data)

  • 5 Minor Enhancements:

    • Allow links to files

    • Default options now taken from RDOCOPT environment variable

    • Class method documentation can be found at toplevel now (def

    • Allow HTML templates distributed as gems to be loaded with the -T option, just like the standard templates in rdoc/generator/html (so an HTML template lib/new_template.rb in a gem can be used with rdoc -T new_template)

    • `rdoc -v` prints out files, classes, modules and methods as it goes

  • 11 Bug Fixes:

    • `ri` now looks for class methods also

    • Sections work in the default template again

    • Doesn't warn about :foo

      list item being an unrecognized directive

    • RDoc no longer converts characters inside tt tags

    • Fixed “unitialized constant RDoc::Markup::ToHtml::HTML”

    • Fixed generation of relative links

    • Fixed various diagram generation issues

    • Fixed templates broken by switch to erb

    • Fixed issue with <!– –> style comments

    • Lowercase words are no longer rdoc'd as methods without leading #, as described in the documentation

    • RDoc now correctly sets superclasses if they were originally unknown

2.0.0 / 2008-04-10

  • 3 Major Enhancements:

    • Renamespaced everything RDoc under the RDoc module.

    • New `ri` implementation.

      • Reads from a cache in ~/.ri/ for enhanced speed.

      • RubyGems aware, only searches latest gem versions.

    • Now up to over 100 tests and 200 assertions.

  • 4 Minor Enhancements:

    • Switched to an ERb-based TemplatePage, see RDoc::TemplatePage.

    • Class/module ri now displays attribute and constant comments.

    • Cross-references can be disabled with a leading .

    • Relaxed parsing for some RDoc inline markup.

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