Why is that in so many plugins I see people using (including acts_as_taggable by DHH): # init.rb ActiveRecord::Base.send(:include, ActiveRecord::Acts::SomeModule) # lib/some_module.rb module ActiveRecord module Acts module SomeModule def self.included(base) base.extend(ClassMethods) end module ClassMethods def acts_as_something # code end end end end end why go through all that rather than just call: # init.rb ActiveRecord::Base.extend ActiveRecord::Acts::SomeModule::ClassMethods and skip the self.included method?
on 2007-01-19 19:03
on 2007-01-20 12:52
wyrosdick wrote: > module SomeModule > end > end > > why go through all that rather than just call: > > # init.rb > ActiveRecord::Base.extend ActiveRecord::Acts::SomeModule::ClassMethods > > and skip the self.included method? I guess the use of self.included paves the way for more complex things to be done when the module included. It also allows the module to be included into a single AR model or a class of AR models, rather than into all of AR itself. If you definitely want to apply the module to all of AR an even shorter alternative is: # lib/some_module.rb class ActiveRecord def self.acts_as_something # code end end -- We develop, watch us RoR, in numbers too big to ignore.