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with_options(options) public

An elegant way to refactor out common options

  with_options :order => 'created_at', :class_name => 'Comment' do |post|
    post.has_many :comments, :conditions => ['approved = ?', true], :dependent => :delete_all
    post.has_many :unapproved_comments, :conditions => ['approved = ?', false]
    post.has_many :all_comments
  end

Can also be used with an explicit receiver:

  map.with_options :controller => "people" do |people|
    people.connect "/people",     :action => "index"
    people.connect "/people/:id", :action => "show"
  end
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February 23, 2009 - (>= v2.0.0)
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Nested with_options

You can nest with_options blocks, and you can even use the same name for the block parameter each time. E.g.:

class Product
  with_options :dependent => :destroy do |product|
    product.with_options :class_name => 'Media' do |product|
      product.has_many :images, :conditions => {:content_type => 'image'}
      product.has_many :videos, :conditions => {:content_type => 'video'}
    end

    product.has_many :comments
  end
end
May 18, 2012
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Beware nested with_options clobbers!

Careful:

with_options :foo => :bar do |something|
  something.with_options :foo => :baz do |inner|
    what_is(:foo)
  end
end

:foo will be :baz. It will not be [:bar, :baz], for example.

This bit me when trying to do nested with_options for validation where both had :if => something.