I have been pretty frustrated with the inconsistencies of AR’s #count method. In my humble opinion, the count method should always return an integer. The “grouped count” functionality is powerful but should not be lumped in with the main #count method. This is further seen by the inconsistency on the #size method where in the result is either the result of #count if unloaded or #length of the results when loaded. I plan as proposing this as a PR, but thought to first start it as a discussion in the google group. Please share your opinions on my proposal.
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