Forum: Ruby on Rails Default value plugin

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90842970ceaf7ed19136ce7b6f8e1455?d=identicon&s=25 Michael Daines (Guest)
on 2006-06-06 04:42
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I'm releasing a very small plugin that allows you to specify default
values for fields in models. Ordinarily, you might do this in your
schema, I guess, but then it's awkward if you need that on a
serialized field or need your default values calculated somehow.

So you can do something like this: (repeated from an earlier post and

   class Mixture < ActiveRecord::Base
     serialize :color
     default_value :color, [255, 0, 0]

   m =
   m.color # => [255,0,0]

Here's the README:

To install: (as usual)

   script/plugin install

Thoughts, comments?

Michael Daines
6ef8cb7cd7cd58077f0b57e4fa49a969?d=identicon&s=25 Brian Hogan (Guest)
on 2006-06-07 12:20
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I think that's actually pretty neat. I can think of a few uses for that
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