Share Ability Definitions

ryanb edited this page Aug 13, 2010 · 1 revision

Let's say the ability of one action depends on the ability of another. For example, what if we have a Project which has_many :tasks and we want a task's update ability to be dependent on whether the user can update the project. We can perform the can? call within the ability definition to check the project permission.

can :update, Task do |task|
  task && can?(:update, task.project)

With this it is easy to define one ability based on another.