On Tue, Jul 04, 2006, Robert J. wrote:
What else it brings to the party is a load of (IMHO) pretty pointless
helper functions that make the .rhtml files hard to read and
localisation stuff that most people aren’t going to use. Don’t get me
wrong - I’m very grateful that shlg existed, but I think acts_as
authenticated is a nicer solution which builds on the great work that
Tobias L. did initially. Essentially acts_as authenticated is a
stripped down version of shlg [no doubt someone will put me right
You’re exactly right. The Login Generator came first and was pretty
decent, then the SHLG, which was a good idea but the execution was
lacking. Aside from the localization stuff that you mentioned (who
knows who thought it would be a good idea to make that mandatory!)
there were problems with the tests and other things.
Then came acts_as_authenticated, and for the most part everyone
converted and never looked back.
The SHLG has some merits and is worth a look for learning purposes, but
it’s also pretty old (I believe I used it in 0.12 days?) and I don’t
think it’s being updated anymore.