Hi, I'm new to Ruby and Rails, and I'm running Ruby 1.8.4 with Rails 1.0 on Ubuntu 5.10 (breezy). I wanted to have a model Software, with the table as software (since 'software' is the plural too). I appreciate one can simply use something like use_table or whatever (can't remember the exact command) in the Model file, but I'd much rather change the inflections.rb file and update Rails to use the proper pluralization. I found *an* inflections.rb file in: (not sure if there's another inflections file somewhere else which I should edit) /usr/lib/ruby/gems/activesupport-1.2.5/lib/active_support/ and I changed the line: inflect.uncountable %w( equipment information rice money species series fish sheep) to: inflect.uncountable %w( equipment information rice money species series fish sheep software) and nothing happened (I tried <%= "Software".pluralize %> in a Rails app) so I restarted apache2, and still nothing happened. I restarted my computer (just in case I had to restart something which I didn't know about), and still comes up as 'software'. So...is there anything I need to do to get Rails to use the updated file, or am I editing the wrong file?
on 2006-01-09 17:23
on 2006-01-09 17:57
I found out from a helpful guy on the rails IRC. In case someone else read this and also wondered how, you have to edit the environment.rb file. This doesn't update Rails, so it's app specific, not quite what I wanted but good enough.
on 2006-01-09 18:40
Instead of updating Rails source files, I'd make this change in your application's environment. In your environment.rb file, add the following: Inflector.inflections do |inflect| inflect.uncountable 'software' end That will do what you need, and won't require you to mess with Rails files whenever you update Rails or move your app to a different server. Gabe