can i have a model called FILE.RB?

Is "file" reserved? Can i use it for my model name? Because I am
getting this error-

NoMethodError in FilesController#new

undefined method `quoted_table_name' for File:Class

uGH! im answering my own questions!. sorry guys ill think b4 i post
next time.

here are the reserved words- http://newwiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/reservedwords

You can get by "reusing" a class name, but it's a PITA.

I had a model named Filter, then upgraded Rails at one point, and all
sorts of ugly conflicts occurred since the new version of Rails included
a Filter clas.

One solution is to reference the class to the local namespace, such as
in the controller:

@filters = ::Filter.find(blah blah blah)

While it can be done, I wouldn't ever do it again.

Ar Chron wrote:

You can get by "reusing" a class name, but it's a PITA.

I had a model named Filter, then upgraded Rails at one point, and all
sorts of ugly conflicts occurred since the new version of Rails included
a Filter clas.

One solution is to reference the class to the local namespace, such as
in the controller:

@filters = ::Filter.find(blah blah blah)

I believe that would be the global namespace, no?

While it can be done, I wouldn't ever do it again.

Yeah.

Best,

Ar Chron wrote:
> You can get by "reusing" a class name, but it's a PITA.

> I had a model named Filter, then upgraded Rails at one point, and all
> sorts of ugly conflicts occurred since the new version of Rails included
> a Filter clas.

> One solution is to reference the class to the local namespace, such as
> in the controller:

> @filters = ::Filter.find(blah blah blah)

I believe that would be the global namespace, no?

That works because ActionController creates ActionController::Filter,
but ruby's File class is also at the top level so I don't think you'd
have much luck there

Fred