Thanks for digging into these details,
I have a similar situation, but I just hacked an rhtml to set defaults when creating the new objects. I quickly refactored after reading through this, but I'm left with a couple of questions.
when I write...
def after_initialize if self.new_record? self.password ||= "password" end end
I get blanks when render rhtml value @user.password.
However, if I write...
def after_initialize if self.new_record? self.password = "password" if self.password.blank? end end
I get expected, pre-filled values in the view results. Curious why that would be the case. Is Rails evaluating the ||= differently? Is it defaulting the ruby behavior of evaluations?
Also, why is after_initialize recommended to overriding the constructor?
Both methods worked for me, although I did refactor from the overriding constructor to the after_initialize - I do like best practices.
Is it preferred due to the cloning issue?
Wes Gamble schrieb: