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ActionHelper is a Rails plugin that allows you to create view helper modules
for specific actions or templates, as opposed to the controller-wide helper
facility Rails provides.
There are currently three ways to get action-specific helpers mixed in.
module SuperHawtnessHelper end
module ExampleSweetnessHelper end
class ExampleController < ActionController::Base
include ActionHelper
helper SuperHawtnessHelper, :only => :hawtness
def hawtness
# Only this action will get SuperHawtnessHelper since the #helper call
# above used the :only option.
def sweetness
# This action will get ExampleSweetnessHelper because the name matches
# the controller name and action name concatenated.
def supercool; action_helper ExampleSweetnessHelper
# This action will get ExampleSweetnessHelper because it just said so.
* Allow an action to declare what helper(s) it wants by name in addition to
passing the module itself (same as Rails does).
* Experiment with keying off the template name rather than the action (to deal
with actions that might render alternate templates)
* Build up a master module for each action so we're not doing so many extends
on every request.
* Get things self-contained so specs (including controller specs) run without
a surrounding Rails app.
Copyright (c) 2008 John D. Hume, released under the MIT license