I was thinking of implementing a way to use custom method names for dependent has_many Associations.
This way I wouldn’t have to use workarounds like rewriting destroy methods, or stuffing code handling other models into methods for before_destroy callbacks.
class Thing < ApplicationRecord
belongs_to :owner, class_name: ‘User’
set owner to another user based on settings
class User < ApplicationRecord
has_many :things, dependent: :reset_owner
I don’t think other kinds of Associations would need to support this.
What do you think?