Routing error "unitialized constant" after refactoring

Hi. I’ve heavily refactored an application. When I access
http://0.0.0.0:3000/ I now get the stack trace at the end of this mail.

My routes.rb:

ActionController::Routing::Routes.draw do |map|
map.connect ‘’, :controller => ‘user/dashboard’, :action => ‘boo’
map.connect ‘:controller/:action/:id’, :controller =>
‘user/dashboard’, :action => ‘boo’
end

And app/controllers/user/dashboard_controller.rb:

class User::DashboardController < ApplicationController
def index
render :text => “wtf?!”
end
end

If I access http://0.0.0.0:3000/user/dashboard/ the controller loads
correctly. I’m wondering why routing complains on DashboardController
rather than User::DashboardController…

This is driving me nuts. Anyone care to guess what could be the cause?

Morten

NameError

uninitialized constant DashboardController

RAILS_ROOT: /Users/morten/svn/tagticks/config/…
Application Trace | Framework Trace | Full Trace

/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.3.1/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:123:in
const_missing' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.3.1/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:131:inconst_missing’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.3.1/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:133:in
const_missing' generated/routing/recognition.rb:4:inrecognize_path’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-1.12.3/lib/action_controller/routing.rb:510:in
recognize!' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.1.4/lib/dispatcher.rb:38:indispatch’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel/rails.rb:73:in
process' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:551:inprocess_client’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:550:in
process_client' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:636:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:636:in
run' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:625:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:956:in
run' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:955:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/bin/mongrel_rails:127:in
run' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel/command.rb:199:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/bin/mongrel_rails:235
/opt/local/bin/mongrel_rails:18

/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.3.1/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:123:in
const_missing' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.3.1/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:131:inconst_missing’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.3.1/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:133:in
const_missing' generated/routing/recognition.rb:4:inrecognize_path’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-1.12.3/lib/action_controller/routing.rb:510:in
recognize!' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.1.4/lib/dispatcher.rb:38:indispatch’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel/rails.rb:73:in
process' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:551:inprocess_client’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:550:in
process_client' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:636:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:636:in
run' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:625:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:956:in
run' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:955:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/bin/mongrel_rails:127:in
run' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel/command.rb:199:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/bin/mongrel_rails:235

/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.3.1/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:123:in
const_missing' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.3.1/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:131:inconst_missing’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/activesupport-1.3.1/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:133:in
const_missing' generated/routing/recognition.rb:4:inrecognize_path’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/actionpack-1.12.3/lib/action_controller/routing.rb:510:in
recognize!' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/rails-1.1.4/lib/dispatcher.rb:38:indispatch’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel/rails.rb:73:in
process' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:551:inprocess_client’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:550:in
process_client' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:636:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:636:in
run' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:625:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:956:in
run' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel.rb:955:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/bin/mongrel_rails:127:in
run' /opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/lib/mongrel/command.rb:199:inrun’
/opt/local/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/mongrel-0.3.13.3/bin/mongrel_rails:235
/opt/local/bin/mongrel_rails:18

This error occured while loading the following files:
dashboard_controller.rb

If I access http://0.0.0.0:3000/user/dashboard/ the controller loads
correctly. I’m wondering why routing complains on DashboardController
rather than User::DashboardController…

Is “user” a reserved word in routing? If I change

map.connect ‘’, :controller => ‘user/dashboard’, :action => ‘boo’

to

map.connect ‘’, :controller => ‘foo/dashboard’, :action => ‘boo’

And move the controller from controllers/user/ to controllers/foo/
it works.

Morten

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