Join Association Destroy

In the future will Active Record delete the child records in an
association when the parents are deleted? Certainly one can add code
in the controller or the database to take care of avoiding orphans but
it really seems like it should be part of the framework.

well… it is built in.

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
has_many :projects, :dependent => :destroy
end

See ActiveRecord::Associations docs for more.

Ahh thanks. There's too much information in the api when you're not
sure what you're looking for.