class PostOfTheDay private def self.current_day DateTime.now.utc.to_date end @@current_post = nil @@current_day = current_day def self.get_random_post posts = Post.all posts[rand(posts.size)] end public def self.fetch if @@current_post.nil? || @@current_day != current_day @@current_post = get_random_post @@current_day = current_day end return @@current_post end end I would expect the class variables @@current_post and @@current_day to never change when not accessed. However, in development mode, on each request, a different Post is returned because either the Klazz has been garbage collected (?) or the initializers @@current_post = nil @@current_day = current_day have been re-run. But isn't it required to initialize a class variable before usage? Why is this the default behaviour? Any pointers on a different approach?
on 2009-04-28 02:49
on 2009-04-28 11:00
On Apr 27, 11:49 pm, Commander J. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > def self.get_random_post > @@current_day = current_day > In development mode classes are cleaned out and loaded from scratch on each request (this is why you don't need to restart the server to see changes. In production this isn't true. Fred