I'm releasing a very small plugin that allows you to specify default values for fields in models. Ordinarily, you might do this in your schema, I guess, but then it's awkward if you need that on a serialized field or need your default values calculated somehow. So you can do something like this: (repeated from an earlier post and the README) class Mixture < ActiveRecord::Base serialize :color default_value :color, [255, 0, 0] end m = Mixture.new m.color # => [255,0,0] Here's the README: http://mdaines.com/svn/plugins/default_value/trunk/README To install: (as usual) script/plugin install http://mdaines.com/svn/plugins/default_value/ trunk Thoughts, comments? -- Michael D. http://www.mdaines.com
on 2006-06-06 06:42
on 2006-06-07 14:20
I think that's actually pretty neat. I can think of a few uses for that already.