would be better if the entire stdlib was a single "package"

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05 Nov, 2014 06:52 PM

would make it more searchable, browseable, discoverable

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by lsegal on 05 Nov, 2014 07:01 PM

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    Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately we've tried this before and it actually made things much harder to search, browse, and discover. Mixing all stdlib classes together creates extremely large index and class/method listing pages which at best are extremely noisy and at worst freeze up slower machines. The full stdlib is a huge beast with tons of code. We put core in one package, but for things that you need to manually require, it's best to have them documented individually.

    I think the better solution is improving search on rubydoc.info to support side-wide search, which would alleviate most concerns without requiring putting multiple doc packages together.

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