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#2911 ✓wontfix

template files have misleading names

Reported by richmorin | July 15th, 2009 @ 05:13 PM | in 2.x

Rails uses a number of template files with pathnames of the form



This may be confusing to some unwary readers, who look at the extension and expect to see plain Ruby code in the files. It also gets in the way of mechanized analysis tools (eg, MetricFu, YARD), because it requires them to pay attention to a Rails-specific naming convention.

I'd much rather see these template files follow a naming convention such as "*.rb.erb" (as used for View files).

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  • richmorin

    richmorin July 15th, 2009 @ 05:15 PM

    Hmmm. Looks like I have a formatting botch. How about


  • Michael Koziarski

    Michael Koziarski August 3rd, 2009 @ 06:14 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “wontfix”

    the directory name is 'templates' and it seems unnecessary to move them around for folks running metrics on rails itself.

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