HAML: Migrating Slowly?

I have two separate questions:

First question: I want to migrate an app that uses rhtml and rjs to haml. To do this effectively, I was hoping I could call my rhtml partials from haml. So far, no success. Anybody do this successfully?

= render(:partial => 'foo')

gives me the `find_template_extension_for': No rhtml, rxml, rjs or delegate template found

Second question: Is there any way to intersperse Ruby into template other than in an = code injector. For example, is there a better way to write this?

= "Hello, #{@person.first_name} #{@person.last_name}"

I'm not saying this is any worse than a sea of <%= %>. I was just wondering whether this is the best approach.

Thanks

That's an extremely odd error. We use mixed-type partials all the time
in our production code. So, I'm not sure what might be causing that
error. In fact, when you call render, your directly referencing
ActionView::Base.render.... something that HAML is not really involved
with (except as being one of the delegate renderers).

What happens if you are more explicit with your call?

= render :partial => "controller/foo.rhtml"

Does that do anything different?

Also, I tend to do this in your example

%p
  Hello,
  = @person.full_name

Hope this helps.

-hampton.

Different but not better. Does this help any?

action_view/partials.rb:125:in `instance_variable_get': `@tag_cloud.rhtml' is not allowed as an instance variable name