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Inconsistent method_defined? behaviour
Reported by Michał Łomnicki | April 3rd, 2010 @ 01:25 AM
Attribute methods of ActiveRecord classes are created via
method_missing but take care only for handling respond_to?
For example method_defined? or instance_methods know nothing about methods dynamically created by AR.
$ script/generate model User login:text $ script/console >> User.method_defined?(:login) => false >> User.instance_methods.include?('login') => false >> User.new => Userid: integer.... >> User.method_defined?(:login) => true >> User.instance_methods.include?('login') => true
This isn't supposed to be a problem with more 'magic' methods
like dynamic finders. At least dynamic finder methods keep
consistent behavior and are always reported as non-existed.
Issue touches ActiveRecord 3.0 as well.
Comments and changes to this ticket
- Tag changed from activerecord 3.0, activerecord, attributes, method_missing to activerecord 30, activerecord, attributes, method_missing
- State changed from new to open
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