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Evgeniy Dolzhenko

Add :delegating option to belongs_to and has_one assoc macro

Reported by Evgeniy Dolzhenko | June 7th, 2010 @ 06:12 PM

Working on a few projects I noticed that the targets for delegate in my models
are usually other associations.

Just for kicks I tried to confirm that assumption statistically.
Here is what I came up with

Results present the code samples found on GitHub and basically say that
I'm not alone in that league and more than 80% of use cases of
delegate inside models is delegating to association.

Attached patch makes it possible to write

class Invoice < ActiveRecord::Base
  belongs_to :client, :delegating => [ :street, :city, :name ]

instead of

class Invoice < ActiveRecord::Base
  belongs_to :client
  delegate :street, :city, :name, :to => :client

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Rohit Arondekar

    Rohit Arondekar October 7th, 2010 @ 05:21 AM

    • Tag changed from activerecord associations, 3.x, patch to 3.x, activerecord, associations, patch
  • Ryan Bigg

    Ryan Bigg October 11th, 2010 @ 10:57 AM

    • Tag cleared.
    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”

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  • Nathan Kleyn

    Nathan Kleyn October 11th, 2010 @ 01:42 PM

    +1, this seems like a really useful addition. I've had this same style of code littering my models for too long. =]

  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:30 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:30 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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