On Jun 20, 2006, at 6:47 pm, Geraldo Lopes de Souza wrote:
I found two tickets 4274 and 4605 on rails trac, but they are open,
without a word of David.
Could you share how do you deal with this problem ?
Sorry my english and thanks in advance,
Geraldo Lopes de Souza
I wrote the patch on ticket 4274. The author of the patch for 4605
commented on it recently (unfortunatey I wasn’t aware of that ticket
when I posted mine!) I also released a plugin version of the code on
my website (www.ashleymoran.me.uk) for people who don’t want to patch
a frozen Rails.
We are now starting to develop Rails applications at the company I
work for, so I will definitely be maintaining the code.
Unfortunately the issue has not attracted the attention of DHH. It
seems anyway that there is a frustratingly large number of people
using Rails who don’t realise how critical proper decimal support
is… just like there is a frustrating number of people who think
foreign key constraints are optional in a database
The only issue I am aware of with my patch is that it doesn’t fix the
scaffold generator, but I think that should be a minor change.
If you are reading this David, what is your opinion on full decimal
support? Is it likely to be included in Rails 1.2/2.0?