[typo] Sidebars

Scott Laird scott at sigkill.org
Mon Mar 20 12:09:27 EST 2006

This looks pretty reasonable, at least in principal.  Care to providean example of what one of the existing sidebars would look like, andhow the sidebar views fit into the picture?

On 3/20/06, Piers Cawley <pdcawley at bofh.org.uk> wrote:> I love sidebars, sidebars are cool.>> I'm less enamoured of our current implementation of 'em, because> they're components and components are slow and a pain in the bum to> test.>> With that in mind I've been playing with turning them into plugins> that delegate to a controller for almost everything. The basic parent> might look something like (with lots of handwaving)>> class PluggableSidebar>   @@subclasses = {}>   cattr_accessor :controller>   class << self>     # Keep track of our subclasses and have them keep track of theirs>     def inherited; ...; end>     def subclasses; ... ; end>>     def available_sidebars>       subclasses.select {|sidebar| sidebar.subclasses.empty?}>     end>   end>>   class SetupSidebarFilter>     class << self>       def before(controller)>         PluggableSidebar.controller = controller>       end>       def after(controller)>         PluggableSidebar.controller = nil>       end>     end>   end>>   def method_missing(*args)>     if @@controller>       @@controller.send(*args)>     else>       raise NoMethodError, "undefined method #{args[0]} for #{self.class}">     end>   end>>   def render(*args)>     @performed = true>     @@controller.render_to_string(*args)>   end>>   def performed?>     @performed || false>   end>>   def configuration_wrapper>     with_include_path(self.class.view_path) do>       configure>       render :partial => "configure", :locals => {sidebar => self} unless peformed?>     end>   end>>   def index>     with_include_path(self.class.view_path) do>       content>       render :partial => "content", :locals => {sidebar => self} unless peformed?>     end>   end> end>> Lots of stuff missing, obviously, but the basic goal is to turn> the Sidebar parent class into something that *feels* like a controller> to someone writing one, but which can be called with a helper without> having to go through the rather heavyweight process of rendering a> component.>> Also, I want to be able unify the current Sidebar and> SidebarController classes in such a way that a Sidebar can be> serialized to YAML and stored on the blog object, and in a> :staged_sidebars key in the flash.>> Thoughts?>> --> Piers Cawley <pdcawley at bofh.org.uk>> http://www.bofh.org.uk/> _______________________________________________> Typo-list mailing list> Typo-list at rubyforge.org> http://rubyforge.org/mailman/listinfo/typo-list>

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