Refactoring views ? Should public class methods be used in views?

I am refactoring my views and have learned that to separate view
controller and models and that the view is feed from the controller
that defines the instance variables related to a the models that is to
be used in views-
I have also learned that the number of inctace variables should be
limited to 1-2 in each action.

My question is about how to handle public class methods.
In some actions I have many such methods for objects as Person, User
etc and I could either define instance variables (but there will then
be to many) or specific presenters for these variables or putting them
directly into the views to define i.e select_tags with different
option lists

What solution is to be preferred ?
select_tag(:person_id, options_for_select(@people_list.insert(0,
[‘Select a person’,0]),@selected_person.to_s),…
select_tag(:person_id, options_for_select(Person.all_people.insert(0,
[‘Select a person’,0]),Person.current.to_s),…
select_tag(:person_id,
options_for_select(PeoplePresenter.all_people.insert(0,[‘Select a
person’,0]),PeoplePresenter.current_person.to_s),…
etc

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Hans [email protected]
wrote:

be to many) or specific presenters for these variables or putting them
person’,0]),PeoplePresenter.current_person.to_s),…
etc

You should not use your models within your views. Use controller’s
instance variables in your views.


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Thanks for the advice
As that means a lot of controller instance variables I then had to
define a presenter
with methods calling public class methods as Person.all_people,
Person.current etc

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 6:15 PM, Hans [email protected]
wrote:

Thanks for the advice
As that means a lot of controller instance variables I then had to
define a presenter
I’m not sure what you mean with this, but you can use helper methods
to clean up your views and make them easier to maintain.
with methods calling public class methods as Person.all_people,
Person.current etc
I can’t tell you about this, since that’s just a matter of your
application design.

My question is about how to handle public class methods.
[‘Select a person’,0]),Person.current.to_s),…
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