Forum: Ruby on Rails General Question about route generation Rails 2+

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Jferg (Guest)
on 2009-01-10 16:22
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I have been searching for the definitive answers regarding routes and
new controllers, so far no clear statement:  Rails 2+ route
generation, is it done only once at start up of mongrel?  Is this only
a dependency on how mongrel does things - looking for updates of
config files on the fly or is it a Rails limitation?

You see I also have used servlets and JSP, it seems there you can add
new jars and new jsps using them - and they will be picked up with the
correct settings.  There are some changes in web.xml and I think other
configs that require a restart, but I thought that was annoying -
especially when doing rapid, iterative development.

However, I thought when I started on Rails 1.x that I had the ability
to even add new controllers and not restart - maybe I am wishing I
could do that.  Is this recent?

Thanks for any links or insight.

- John
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