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First Rails patch

Published November 21, 2007

Made a rails patch that improves the behavior of some form helper methods. I’m proud!

The syntax of the select helpers is annoying! It is

collection_select(:category_id, @categories, 'id', 'title', {}, :class => "cool")

Two option hashes! Noone likes that, not even Jeremy Kemper (first follow-up). I made my first evah patch, and submitted it!

http://dev.rubyonrails.org/ticket/10233

It lets you:

collection_select(:category_id, @categories, 'id', 'title', :html => {:class => "cool"})

Just like form_for. And it avoids with_options getting screwed up, too.

It’s even backwards compatible, thanks to some haxx *args-parsing.


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