CTags Tag File added to Ruby Source Code Releases?

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Gerard Vignes, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Could a ctags tags file be generated and distributed as part of each ruby source code release?

    Having a tags file as part of the source distribution would give intelligent source code browsers a way to follow the ruby code down to the c-implementation, into the web of macros, functions and other c artifacts.

    A specific example would be the pry REPL (e.g., irb), which comes with a plugin to view ruby's c source files.

    Tools for performance monitoring ruby applications are very important now, but it is just as important to develop a deep understanding of the implementation by examining the sources (both ruby and c). Both approaches are needed to identify inefficiency.

    The ecstasy of high-level languages is being able to accomplish so much work with so little coding. The agony of high-level programming languages is having little or no idea about how the work is actually being done.
    Gerard Vignes, Jun 14, 2012
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  2. Why would that to be distributed? If you need a tags file just generate one.

    mfg, simon .... l
    Simon Krahnke, Jun 16, 2012
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