generate scaffold or model for join table?

I'm using <>
as a guide, but it doesn't say how to generate the model for the join
table. Which of the following would be preferable:

script/generate scaffold category_feeds


script/generate model category_feeds

So long as it's kosher, I prefer the scaffold generator. For now the
join table only has foreign keys for fields, but that may change down the

thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $ ll
total 8
-rw-r--r-- 1 thufir users 66 Dec 12 02:40 category.rb
-rw-r--r-- 1 thufir users 61 Dec 12 02:41 feed.rb
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $ cat category.rb
class Category < ActiveRecord::Base
        has_many : CategoryFeeds
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $ cat feed.rb
class Feed < ActiveRecord::Base
        has_many :CategoryFeeds
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $ ll /home/thufir/Desktop/
total 12
-rw-r--r-- 1 thufir users 199 Dec 12 02:32 001_categories.rb
-rw-r--r-- 1 thufir users 184 Dec 12 02:32 002_feeds.rb
-rw-r--r-- 1 thufir users 251 Dec 12 02:32 003_category_feeds.rb
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $ cat /home/thufir/Desktop/
class CategoryFeeds < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def self.up
        create_table :category_feeds do |table|
                table.column :category_id, :integer
                table.column :feed_id, :integer

  def self.down
        drop_table :category_feeds
thufir@arrakis ~/Desktop/strawr/app/models $




you just need a model, unless you are going to have more then just the
link fields in the many table.

this explains with samples:
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I might add fields to the category_feeds table, but for now it
strictly manages the many-to-many relationship between the categories
and feeds tables. If I run "script/generate model category_feeds" it
will generate the corresponding model? This won't paint me into a
corner if I want to add fields to this table down the road (so long as
I manage the "rake db:migrate" commands)?

There's nothing to be gained by "script/generate scaffold



Thanks. It's one small step at a time for me on this. I'll go with
generating a scaffold as it does more and doesn't cause harm.