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From Peter Schröder>
Subject Re: New buildr user questions
Date Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:27:12 GMT
i think this a good idea. there should at least be some hints! 

it is very difficult to understand where methods lice 'enhance' come from, especially for
non ruby/rake userers.

kind regards,


Am 12.02.2010 um 06:04 schrieb Kevin Smith:

> On Tue, 2010-02-09 at 22:06 -0800, Antoine Toulme wrote:
>> More comments below :)
>> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 21:18, Kevin Smith <> wrote:
>>> Yes, that is one of the frustrations of the buildr documentation. I have
>>> used rake extensively in the past, but it was several years ago. It
>>> would be great to have one document that covers buildr+rake. I know it
>>> would be difficult. Hopefully you can at least continue to add examples
>>> and other documentation to mention the useful parts of rake as they
>>> apply in a buildr context.
>>> With javadocs, at least when you are looking at a class, you get to see
>>> all the methods that were inherited. rubydocs would be much nicer if
>>> they could do that as well.
>> rdocs are published, here is the url:
> I realize that the rdoc for rake is published, and the rdoc for buildr
> is published. It would be great if they could be merged, and formatted
> such that when you look at the WarTask, you could see all the inherited
> methods.
> (snipped good advice about structuring sub-projects)
>> I hope this helps.
> I think it does. Now that I have all of the basics working, I can start
> optimizing, simplifying, and clarifying. I'm getting more and more
> comfortable with the syntax and concepts, and as I continue to learn,
> your advice will make more and more sense. This whole project has been
> quite a bit harder than I had hoped, but I think it is turning out well.
> Thanks again,
> Kevin

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