Resource route naming (again!)

In ticket #9794 the original poster makes the comment:

I'm kind of confused why we'd be able to specify a name_prefix but Rails would require us to put this in the middle of the named route. I'd much prefer to see Rails leave namespaces as they were for named routes, unless we can settle on a better word than prefix for defining our routes.

Whilst I think in the case of the name_prefix option which is used for nesting resources the current position is correct, I was wondering whether map.namespace should go before the member action so that developers can add a prefix before all the routes in a namespace if so desired.

Also I was wondering whether map.namespace should apply to ordinary routes (named or otherwise) as well as resource routes.

Andrew White