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Dennis Theisen

Shouldn't script/generate scaffold create partials?

Reported by Dennis Theisen | May 25th, 2008 @ 07:04 PM

Whenever I use the scaffold-generator for a model, I always find me editing the New, Edit, Show and Index views to render partials.


I have a Post model. Then I always need:

  1. _post.html.erb to view my Posts
  2. _edit_post.html.erb to edit/create my Posts

Is there any reasons the generator should not create these two partials and then call them in the CRUD-views?

It would also get new users into the habit of using partials, when they have been already created for them.

Maybe I could implement it myself - though I've never contributed anything yet and it could take my fairly long - if someone says it would be a welcome patch.

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  • DHH

    DHH May 31st, 2008 @ 09:28 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”

    I don't think it should. Partials make it harder to follow and are great as a first "exercise for the reader". Scaffold code doesn't really need to be optimized, it's more important to teach some simple lessons and invite people to change it.

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