Very weird issue - Function not being recognized in template


#1

I created a function before going to dinner and placed it in
application.rb. Something like:

def at_home

end

Then I called it from my .rhtml file like:

<% if at_home %>

<% end %>

The function was working perfectly (I tested it before leaving). When
I got back I keep getting

undefined local variable or method `at_home’ for
#<#Class:0xb6e92960:0xb6e92898

The weird thing is that I am calling the same function in my controller
and it does not raise this error there?

The only other thing happened is that I rebooted the server.

So my question is does any one have an idea why something like this
would happen? Why is my function in application.rb being recognized by
the controller but not being recognized by my template

Thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Frank


#2

I solved it. Apparently it seems like if I use a function in controller
and a template I need to put the function in both application_helper
and application.rb.

Is there any way to avoid the duplication? Can a function be stored in
a file and be accessible to both templates and the controllers?

Thanks
Frank
softwareengineer 99 removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote: I created a
function before going to dinner and placed it in application.rb.
Something like:

def at_home

end

Then I called it from my .rhtml file like:

<% if at_home %>

<% end %>

The function was working perfectly (I tested it before leaving). When
I got back I keep getting

undefined local variable or method `at_home’ for
#<#Class:0xb6e92960:0xb6e92898

The weird thing is that I am calling the same function in my controller
and it does not raise this error there?

The only other thing happened is that I rebooted the server.

So my question is does any one have an idea why something like this
would happen? Why is my function in application.rb being recognized by
the controller but not being recognized by my template

Thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Frank


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#3

On Wed, 2006-02-08 at 16:58 -0800, softwareengineer 99 wrote:

So my question is does any one have an idea why something like this would happen? Why is my function in application.rb being recognized by the controller but not being recognized by my template
Thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.


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