I've noticed some strange behavior while debugging some problems in the acts_as_rated plugin and Rails 1.2.3 with mysql. In a migration or schema, a :decimal column that specifies :scale is returned as a BigDecimal object in Rails. That's good. Specifying just :decimal however without :scale or :precision will return a Fixnum object in Rails. That's bad and inconsistent. For :decimal data, developers would expect to be able to use methods like nan? that only work for numeric classes such as Float or BigDecimal. Columns of type :decimal should return a consistent object class no matter what the scale or precision defined. Can anyone confirm this or shed some light? I hesitate to submit a Rails bug because I have no idea how to go about writing a test for this within Rails. Thanks!
on 2007-06-23 04:50
on 2007-06-23 04:54
I don't have time to confirm right now, but go ahead and put the bug in. The worst that happens is they close it. On 6/22/07, Carl J. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > nan? that only work for numeric classes such as Float or BigDecimal. > Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/. > > > > -- Gabe da Silveira http://darwinweb.net