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Bug 163009 - ruby documentation for keywords not available in ide
Summary: ruby documentation for keywords not available in ide
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ruby
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Editing (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@ruby
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-04-18 14:32 UTC by chc
Modified: 2011-01-28 20:13 UTC (History)
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Description chc 2009-04-18 14:32:02 UTC
if I do java with Nebeans , I can find the javadoc on any java reserved word  using alt+ F1

but in netbeans for ruby I cannot. 

does it exist and is not working or I don't know how to get it to work?

this is helpful to people like me who are learning ruby.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Rubinoff 2009-04-18 23:27:39 UTC
I think the reporter is talking about some sort of hint function, not the Help documentation (all of which is present)
Comment 2 Erno Mononen 2009-04-23 14:40:33 UTC
Unfortunately there is no documentation available for ruby keywords in the IDE, and I'm not sure now whether there is 
formal documentation available for them at all (which we could use in the IDE); at least I couldn't find any. I don't 
think we have documentation for Java keywords either, can you please elaborate on what exactly do you mean (maybe give 
an example)? Thanks!
Comment 3 chc 2009-04-25 15:17:10 UTC

Hi there is no alt F1 function in netbeans ide for ruby.

e.g in java ide, if you have the foll

String MyString = "ajsdflkj";

you right click on "String",  there is a "show javadoc  Alt+F1"  and it brings you the 
java documentation for "String" . you can do that on any java class or methods etc...


In ruby IDE you don't have this functionality or it doesn't work.