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#3867 ✓wontfix
Steve Erickson

add modify in place setters for relations

Reported by Steve Erickson | February 5th, 2010 @ 09:10 PM

While playing around with Arel I was surprised to find that there were no setters to modify a relation. In other words, "bang" methods (!) to update a relation using multiple calls. I think it would be nice if the following were possible:

users = Table[:users]


This would make it possible to use conditionals when generating a query.

I realize I can achieve a similar effect today just by storing the results of a where call into a new variable, but I think the bang methods are more elegant.

Thanks for your consideration.

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  • Pratik

    Pratik February 6th, 2010 @ 12:07 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “wontfix”

    Most of the core team believes that it's great to have immutability and is the recommended way. So I don't see ! methods making it to the core. However, it should be simple to write a plugin for it.

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