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ActiveRecord.clone does not clear out timestamps

Reported by arash | May 5th, 2010 @ 09:09 PM

The docs says that a cloned object is 'treated as a new record', however the updated_at/created_at timestamps seems to be persisted after the save! This is a bit counter intuitive.

I'm using the following monkey patch to work around this:

module ActiveRecord

class Base
  def clone_with_no_timestamps
    record = clone_without_no_timestamps
    record.updated_at = nil if record.respond_to?(:updated_at)
    record.created_at = nil if record.respond_to?(:created_at)

  alias_method_chain :clone, :no_timestamps


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