Why there is no syntax to explicitly link_to route? (I am new to Rails)
I’ve got this defined route.
get "/donate", to: "contributions#donate"
Linking to it with explicit
/donate param will break URL if route changes and the users will get 404 errors.
= link_to "Donate reglarly", "/donate"
I found no way to validate that all
link_to URLs exist before deployment, and I doubt that with
/donate it is possible, because it is just raw “href” value that doesn’t know anything about routes of controllers.
What I expected is a way to explicitly link to route to get an error if there is a
link_to that refers to missing route. I thought that something like this should be possible.
= link_to "Donate reglarly", route: "/donate"
There is a possibility to use
as: donate in route and then
donate_url in link code, but that’s not intuitive and requires non-trivial rules to grep the code for all links to