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#2408 ✓invalid
Marian Rudzynski

Allow Engines routes order to be defined (map.from_plugin)

Reported by Marian Rudzynski | April 3rd, 2009 @ 02:30 PM | in 2.x

I just added "map.from_plugin" to the title so this can be found by people missing that functionality from Engines.

There should (must) be a way to define the order of routes set by a plugin. This has been proposed earlier in Ticket #329 and has been closed as duplicate for the current implementation -- that allows no ordering whatsoever and simply doesn't clear routes set by plugins (auto-loading their config/routes.rb file)

The way proposed in #329 might be sufficient but one could go all the way now by allowing plugins themselves to define their route positions, like so:

ActionController::Routing::Routes.draw do |map|
  map.fourohfour '*path', :controller => 'errors', :action => 'show', :position => :last
  map.fourohfour '*path', :controller => 'errors', :action => 'show', :position => :first
  map.fourohfour '*path', :controller => 'errors', :action => 'show', :position => {:before => :root}
  map.fourohfour '*path', :controller => 'errors', :action => 'show', :position => {:after => :root}

Making it more specific than that would be overkill, imho. All I am looking for right now, for example, is to place a catch-all route like above at the very end of routes. If one needs more specific placement, one should go with the approach of Ticket #329

Now I might actually go ahead and implement this in some fashion as I need it right now, so if there's no taker, I might have a patch up next week.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • CancelProfileIsBroken

    CancelProfileIsBroken April 3rd, 2009 @ 02:51 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”

    Happy to reopen if you have a patch. Otherwise, falls under "Creating a feature request: please don't".

  • James Adam

    James Adam May 1st, 2009 @ 08:48 PM

    I'm not sure that controlling routes via a :position parameter is quite flexible enough, but regardless, I've added a patch which covers controlling plugin route positioning to Ticket #329, and would appreciate your feedback there.

  • Roger

    Roger May 15th, 2009 @ 08:05 PM

    perhaps an option like do |config|
    config.do_not_load_plugin_routes = true end

    might be enough, then people can later do something like
    load 'vendor/plugins/plugin_name/config/routes.rb'
    to have control of route loading


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