I noticed I have a structure like this... .../plugins/my_engine/lib/my_engine Inside of .../lib I also have a my_engine.rb What's the purpose of this? I can't find anything on the wiki about it. Thanks.
on 2006-01-04 21:54
on 2006-01-05 01:54
The structure you have is very general, since it's most likely from the generator. The thought is that you have a single point of inclusion for your engine libraries, so you can simply do require 'my_engine' which will load the file "my_engine/lib/my_engine.rb". To keep things tidy, any library code that you define should be placed in my_engine/lib/my_engine/, but equally you might have other libraries in my_engine/lib/whatever. Of course, it's totally up to you what you place in lib, and what structure you use - the only thing that is even semi-expected is that you have an init_engine.rb (and that's not even necessary). Sorry if that explanation isn't clear, it's quite late :) - james