Eager loading outside the find method

Hello,

I am used tO the :include parameter always inside a find method:

@posts = Post.find(:all, :include => [:user])

How can I wire the :include to the relationship outside the find
method?

@posts = Post.find(:all)
@posts...(HERE THE METHOD TO WIRE UP THE USER TO EACH POST)

Thanks

I just want to know if its possible.

I want to reproduce the internals of eager loading.

I want to reproduce the internals of eager loading.

If you're feeling evil you can do something like

Post.send :preload_associations @posts, :user

(This is a protected method - could easily change between releases of
rails)

Fred