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#6563 ✓duplicate

Model with namespace doesn't work well

Reported by Erico | March 11th, 2011 @ 04:15 PM

Hi guys,

I create a controller and a model into a namespace but a very strange thing happens.

Here is my code:

class Admin::UsersController < ApplicationController
def index

    records1 = User.all
    records2 = User.all

end end

The first code go normal, but the second occurs this errors:

ArgumentError in Admin/usersController#index
Admin is not missing constant User!

activesupport (3.0.4) lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:479:in load_missing_constant' activesupport (3.0.4) lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:183:inblock in const_missing'
activesupport (3.0.4) lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:181:in each' activesupport (3.0.4) lib/active_support/dependencies.rb:181:inconst_missing'
app/controllers/admin/users_controller.rb:5:in index' actionpack (3.0.4) lib/action_controller/metal/implicit_render.rb:4:insend_action'
actionpack (3.0.4) lib/abstract_controller/base.rb:150:in process_action' actionpack (3.0.4) lib/action_controller/metal/rendering.rb:11:inprocess_action'

But when I use records2 = Admin::User.all, everything goes normal, very strange, I believe the application must have to assume the controller is in the same space and get the model from the namespace "Admin", even works, but just once, the second command give the error above, very strange.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Andrew White

    Andrew White March 11th, 2011 @ 08:04 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “duplicate”
    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”

    This is a duplicate of #5383 - if you rewrite your class definitions so that they're not inline everything will work, e.g:

    module Admin
      class UsersController < ApplicationController
        @users = User.all

    This is because Ruby searches for constants in Object first when defined as ModuleName::ClassName but inside the parent module when nested properly. The first call works because the constant hasn't been loaded yet but the second call finds the already loaded constant. It works fine either way in production because all the models are preloaded. I had a look at seeing if it is fixable but there's no way of intercepting the lookup.

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