I was wondering if anyone had any advice/experience with when you refactor controllers. Because the controllers are tied to the URL via the routes, it makes refactorings a little more complicated than they should be in some cases, especially if you don't want the URLs to change. Of course the various filters with :only/except provide an additional flex point to use before a refactoring is needed. However, I find that excessive use of filters, especially with "long" (more than 2) special cases included in only/except starts to smell. Perhaps that's only because I'm still getting used to Rails idioms though. I've read through the wiki and multiple blogs without seeing any discussion on this; if I overlooked somewhere, please let me know. Thanks.
on 2006-06-07 01:16