Forum: Ruby on Rails Question: Writing migration code

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Dark A. (Guest)
on 2006-06-07 17:39
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Just started learning on rails.  The first few time I edited a migration
file it was using colons like:

create_table :table do |t|
      t.column :column, :string

Now I'm working on a tutorial where it's using quotes for the table and
column names:

reate_table "table" do |t|
      t.column "column", :string

Are these two ways interchangeable ? Is there a preferred ?

Chris H. (Guest)
on 2006-06-07 20:18
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short/quick answer: yes, they are interchangable, however, symbols (what
refer to as colons) are preferred in certain cases.
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