Polymorph without extra tables?


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Here’s what I want, and the answer isn’t obvious to me :frowning:

Widget.Find(id)

- if the found widget is a "Hammer", I want the model
  object returned to be a Widget::Hammer

- if the found widget is a "Nail", I want the model
  object returned to be a Widget::Nail

I don’t need to store any additional attributes, I just want different
behaviour on the model based on whether my widget is a Hammer or a Nail.
How
is this done? Is this something rails can do? Or will I have to override
some method and inject my own subclass-finding logic in there?

Thanks,
Tyler