DRYing up controllers

Hi

I'm a big fan of plugins such as Resource Controller
http://jamesgolick.com/2007/10/19/introducing-resource_controller-focus-on-what-makes-your-controller-special

However, recently decided I don't want to depend on a plugin for this,
and would rather stick closer to the rails core.

So does anyone have any cool strategies or ideas for achieving this?

Or is there any move to make this possible in the edge rails?

thanks

Anybody? any ideas?

Hi --

Well sometimes I feel it's not a good idea to be dependent on plugins
that make up for missing fundamentals. (In this case I think it is
just that, but people might disagree).

Was just hoping people would have ideas on how to DRY up all that
controller code in a more basic fashion. The related plugins tend to
be feature rich, and using them feels like committing to a "branch" of
rails.