After upgrading to 5.0, we used the
rails update:task rake command to generate the framework defaults file(s), but years passed and we never actually turned any of the new defaults on.
Fast-forward to now and we’re in the middle of a Rails 6 upgrade. We see that we still have those framework default files and everything’s still commented out.
So my question is multi-part:
Do we run the risk of something completely breaking if we release Rails 6 without having enabled the Rails 5 defaults? Isn’t it safe if we just don’t ever call
config.load_defaults 6.0in our
If the answer to the above is “No risk”, then what’s to stop someone from just never calling
config.load_defaultsand simply ignoring the new defaults introduced with each Rails version?