[rspec-users] Design Pattern proposal for better Rails development

David Chelimsky dchelimsky at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 09:49:50 EST 2008


On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 8:42 AM, Pat Maddox <pergesu at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fernando Perez <lists at ruby-forum.com> writes:
>
>>> Hmmm, could you make a helper module and mix that into all three
>>> controllers?  Then there'd be just one place to change it.
>>>
>> Can you be more descriptive?
>>
>> Let's say I have:
>>
>> def show
>>   Subscription.find_if_purchased
>>   ...
>> end
>>
>> def update
>>   Subscription.find_if_purchased
>>   ...
>> end
>>
>>
>> Now if I change the method name to find_if_subscribed in the model, then
>> necessarily I will have to change it twice in my controller, well I
>> could use a before_filter, but what if the method is also called in
>> other controllers? That's the main problem. How would you do that?
>
> I don't think this is a problem.

Seriously.

What is motivating you here?

David

> Pat


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