ActionWebService again, problems with marshal

I’m using Marshal with XMLRPC, and I have weird issues.

This is from a script/console session:

api = ActionWebService::Client::XmlRpc.new(ResourceApi, “http://localhost:3002/backend/resource”)=> #<ActionWebService::Client::XmlRpc:0x26d01c4 @client=#<XMLRPC::Client:0x26cc3bc @port=3002, @proxy_host=nil, @create=nil, @auth=nil, @proxy_port=nil, @host=“localhost”, @cookie=nil, @http=#<Net::HTTP localhost:3002 open=false>, @user=nil, @parser=nil, @use_ssl=false, @http_last_response=nil, @password=nil, @timeout=30, @path="/backend/resource", @http_header_extra=nil>, @handler_name=nil, @api=ResourceApi, @protocol=#ActionWebService::Protocol::XmlRpc::XmlRpcProtocol:0x26cfe90>

r = api.search(‘lol’, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’)

=> ["\004\010o:\017LessonPlan\006:\020@attributes{\034"\tname"\nrotfl"\016text_name0"\022resource_type0"\017updated_at"\0302006-08-23 17:46:15"\vpoints0"\ttype"\017LessonPlan"\010url0"\020parent_type0"\aid"\a10"\016folder_id0"\016mime_type0"\020description"\tyada"\020category_id"\0060"\nfilename0"\nfilesize0"\021not_assigned0"\016person_id"\ecqQaUoluer25xXabrrhD-k"\021instructions"\000"\nduration0"\017class_code0"\016school_id"\n38519"\023text_publisher0"\017created_at"\0302006-08-23 17:46:15"]

lp = Marshal.load(r[0])

ArgumentError: undefined class/module LessonPlan

from (irb):3:in `load’

from (irb):3

l = LessonPlan.new

=> #<LessonPlan:0x2691b68 @attributes={“resource_type”=>nil, “text_name”=>nil, “name”=>nil, “updated_at”=>nil, “points”=>nil, “parent_type”=>nil, “url”=>nil, “type”=>“LessonPlan”, “mime_type”=>nil, “folder_id”=>nil, “category_id”=>0, “description”=>nil, “filesize”=>nil, “filename”=>nil, “not_assigned”=>nil, “class_code”=>nil, “duration”=>nil, “instructions”=>nil, “person_id”=>nil, “created_at”=>nil, “text_publisher”=>nil, “school_id”=>nil}, @new_record=true>

It doesn’t make any sense to me …

I just call a method on a WebService, and when I try to load it it says that the class is undefined, but as you can see I can have an instance of the same class one without any problem …

Why ?

ngw

Rails has a lot of black magic tricks and class loading is one of
them. If you try to use a class that is not loaded, it will load it
for you. Is it possible that when you call Marshal.load, class
LessonPlan is not loaded yet?