Forum: Ruby on Rails Initializing aggregated structures

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Isak H. (Guest)
on 2006-05-23 13:36
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I have a model, Vendor, which belongs_to :account, :visiting_address.
(1..1 for both)

Now, to 'prevent redundancy'/inconsistencies, the Vendor model doesn't
have a name attribute, but instead stores it's name in
(Should probably be the other way around, but that's messier)

My controller goes something like this:

@vendor = => whatever)

While vendor has the following methods:

  def initialize(*args)  # param look reasonable, btw? seems to be
working atm, but..
    self.account ||=
    self.visiting_address ||=

  def name=(name)
    self.account ||= = name

Not the best way to go around this, I'm sure...? Suggestions?
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