Deletes the row with a primary key matching the id argument, using a SQL DELETE statement, and returns the number of rows deleted. Active Record objects are not instantiated, so the object’s callbacks are not executed, including any :dependent association options or Observer methods.
Note: Although it is often much faster than the alternative, #destroy, skipping callbacks might bypass business logic in your application that ensures referential integrity or performs other essential jobs.
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/relation.rb, line 436 def delete(id_or_array) IdentityMap.remove_by_id(self.symbolized_base_class, id_or_array) if IdentityMap.enabled? where(primary_key => id_or_array).delete_all end