Ask Fanny 0.0.4
Mini search engine for the Fantom reference documentation

Ask Fanny is a mini search engine for the reference documentation of the Fantom Programming Language - see

It's a library that indexes and ranks all the headings and titles of the core Fantom documentation and libraies for single words, and makes them available as:

  • a programmable API
  • a Command Line Program
  • a Website

Every standard Fantom installation comes complete with examples and reference documentation. Tools such as Explorer let you view that documentation, which is great if you know what you're looking for or wish read it from start to finish like a novel.

But searching can be difficult if you don't know exactly where to look... it is hoped "Ask Fanny" fills that gap.



To install Ask Fanny with Fantom Pod Manager, cut'n'paste the following into a cmd prompt, terminal or shell:

Or to install Ask Fanny with the Fantom Repository Manager (fanr), cut'n'paste the following into a cmd prompt, terminal or shell:

Or to install manually, download the pod file and copy it to the %FAN_HOME%/lib/fan/ directory.

afAskFanny.pod (201.26 kB)


To use Ask Fanny in a Fantom project, add a dependency to the project's

depends = ["sys 1.0", ..., "afAskFanny 0.0.4 - 0.0"]



Meta information on the Ask Fanny pod:

Published by
Steve Eynon
Pod file size
201.26 kB
ISC Licence (ISC)
Built on
26th Aug 2017
Source code
via Mercurial at
Depends on
compilerDoc, fandoc, sys, util, web, wisp
Referenced by
Javascript Compatible

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Release History

There have been 2 releases of Ask Fanny: