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Bruno Michel

Weird classes namespace whith cache_classes = false

Reported by Bruno Michel | September 29th, 2010 @ 08:45 PM


I've observed a weird behavior of loading classes with namespace. I have a class that is not in a module:

class RedactionControllers < ActionController::Base

I can access it normally:

Loading development environment (Rails 3.0.0)
ruby-1.9.2-p0 > RedactionController 
 => RedactionController

But I should not be able to access it in a namespace:

ruby-1.9.2-p0 > Redaction::RedactionController
 => RedactionController

But, if I change config.cache_classes from false to true (in my development environment), I have the expected behavior:

ruby-1.9.2-p0 > Redaction::RedactionController
NameError: uninitialized constant Redaction::RedactionController

This bug has some consequences. In my case, I have this route:

namespace :redaction do
  root :to => "redaction#index"

Everything works well in development (with config.cache_classes = false), but it explodes in production (with config.cache_classes = true):

Routing Error
uninitialized constant Redaction::RedactionController

We should fix this difference between development and production to avoid that developers discover some bugs on the production.

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