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Remove the country_select helper.

We're in no position to mediate disputes on this matter, and the previous change to use ISO 3166 has offended just as many people as the ad-hoc list did.

If you want the old list back you can install the plugin:

ruby script/plugin install git://
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1 parent e7cb8c8 commit 2d27b82d4cf446543539ad20afcbad256d8aeff7 @NZKoz NZKoz committed Sep 18, 2008
@@ -21,7 +21,6 @@ module ClassMethods
include CaptureHelper
include DateHelper
include DebugHelper
- include FormCountryHelper
include FormHelper
include FormOptionsHelper
include FormTagHelper
@@ -1,92 +0,0 @@
-require 'action_view/helpers/form_options_helper'
-module ActionView
- module Helpers
- module FormCountryHelper
- # Return select and option tags for the given object and method, using country_options_for_select to generate the list of option tags.
- def country_select(object, method, priority_countries = nil, options = {}, html_options = {})
-, method, self, options.delete(:object)).to_country_select_tag(priority_countries, options, html_options)
- end
- # Returns a string of option tags for pretty much any country in the world. Supply a country name as +selected+ to
- # have it marked as the selected option tag. You can also supply an array of countries as +priority_countries+, so
- # that they will be listed above the rest of the (long) list.
- #
- # NOTE: Only the option tags are returned, you have to wrap this call in a regular HTML select tag.
- def country_options_for_select(selected = nil, priority_countries = nil)
- country_options = ""
- if priority_countries
- country_options += options_for_select(priority_countries, selected)
- country_options += "<option value=\"\" disabled=\"disabled\">-------------</option>\n"
- end
- return country_options + options_for_select(COUNTRIES, selected)
- end
- private
- # All the countries included in the country_options output.
- COUNTRIES = ["Afghanistan", "Aland Islands", "Albania", "Algeria", "American Samoa", "Andorra", "Angola",
- "Anguilla", "Antarctica", "Antigua And Barbuda", "Argentina", "Armenia", "Aruba", "Australia", "Austria",
- "Azerbaijan", "Bahamas", "Bahrain", "Bangladesh", "Barbados", "Belarus", "Belgium", "Belize", "Benin",
- "Bermuda", "Bhutan", "Bolivia", "Bosnia and Herzegowina", "Botswana", "Bouvet Island", "Brazil",
- "British Indian Ocean Territory", "Brunei Darussalam", "Bulgaria", "Burkina Faso", "Burundi", "Cambodia",
- "Cameroon", "Canada", "Cape Verde", "Cayman Islands", "Central African Republic", "Chad", "Chile", "China",
- "Christmas Island", "Cocos (Keeling) Islands", "Colombia", "Comoros", "Congo",
- "Congo, the Democratic Republic of the", "Cook Islands", "Costa Rica", "Cote d'Ivoire", "Croatia", "Cuba",
- "Cyprus", "Czech Republic", "Denmark", "Djibouti", "Dominica", "Dominican Republic", "Ecuador", "Egypt",
- "El Salvador", "Equatorial Guinea", "Eritrea", "Estonia", "Ethiopia", "Falkland Islands (Malvinas)",
- "Faroe Islands", "Fiji", "Finland", "France", "French Guiana", "French Polynesia",
- "French Southern Territories", "Gabon", "Gambia", "Georgia", "Germany", "Ghana", "Gibraltar", "Greece", "Greenland", "Grenada", "Guadeloupe", "Guam", "Guatemala", "Guernsey", "Guinea",
- "Guinea-Bissau", "Guyana", "Haiti", "Heard and McDonald Islands", "Holy See (Vatican City State)",
- "Honduras", "Hong Kong", "Hungary", "Iceland", "India", "Indonesia", "Iran, Islamic Republic of", "Iraq",
- "Ireland", "Isle of Man", "Israel", "Italy", "Jamaica", "Japan", "Jersey", "Jordan", "Kazakhstan", "Kenya",
- "Kiribati", "Korea, Democratic People's Republic of", "Korea, Republic of", "Kuwait", "Kyrgyzstan",
- "Lao People's Democratic Republic", "Latvia", "Lebanon", "Lesotho", "Liberia", "Libyan Arab Jamahiriya",
- "Liechtenstein", "Lithuania", "Luxembourg", "Macao", "Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of",
- "Madagascar", "Malawi", "Malaysia", "Maldives", "Mali", "Malta", "Marshall Islands", "Martinique",
- "Mauritania", "Mauritius", "Mayotte", "Mexico", "Micronesia, Federated States of", "Moldova, Republic of",
- "Monaco", "Mongolia", "Montenegro", "Montserrat", "Morocco", "Mozambique", "Myanmar", "Namibia", "Nauru",
- "Nepal", "Netherlands", "Netherlands Antilles", "New Caledonia", "New Zealand", "Nicaragua", "Niger",
- "Nigeria", "Niue", "Norfolk Island", "Northern Mariana Islands", "Norway", "Oman", "Pakistan", "Palau",
- "Palestinian Territory, Occupied", "Panama", "Papua New Guinea", "Paraguay", "Peru", "Philippines",
- "Pitcairn", "Poland", "Portugal", "Puerto Rico", "Qatar", "Reunion", "Romania", "Russian Federation",
- "Rwanda", "Saint Barthelemy", "Saint Helena", "Saint Kitts and Nevis", "Saint Lucia",
- "Saint Pierre and Miquelon", "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines", "Samoa", "San Marino",
- "Sao Tome and Principe", "Saudi Arabia", "Senegal", "Serbia", "Seychelles", "Sierra Leone", "Singapore",
- "Slovakia", "Slovenia", "Solomon Islands", "Somalia", "South Africa",
- "South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands", "Spain", "Sri Lanka", "Sudan", "Suriname",
- "Svalbard and Jan Mayen", "Swaziland", "Sweden", "Switzerland", "Syrian Arab Republic",
- "Taiwan, Province of China", "Tajikistan", "Tanzania, United Republic of", "Thailand", "Timor-Leste",
- "Togo", "Tokelau", "Tonga", "Trinidad and Tobago", "Tunisia", "Turkey", "Turkmenistan",
- "Turks and Caicos Islands", "Tuvalu", "Uganda", "Ukraine", "United Arab Emirates", "United Kingdom",
- "United States", "United States Minor Outlying Islands", "Uruguay", "Uzbekistan", "Vanuatu", "Venezuela",
- "Viet Nam", "Virgin Islands, British", "Virgin Islands, U.S.", "Wallis and Futuna", "Western Sahara",
- "Yemen", "Zambia", "Zimbabwe"] unless const_defined?("COUNTRIES")
- end
- class InstanceTag #:nodoc:
- include FormCountryHelper
- def to_country_select_tag(priority_countries, options, html_options)
- html_options = html_options.stringify_keys
- add_default_name_and_id(html_options)
- value = value(object)
- content_tag("select",
- add_options(
- country_options_for_select(value, priority_countries),
- options, value
- ), html_options
- )
- end
- end
- class FormBuilder
- def country_select(method, priority_countries = nil, options = {}, html_options = {})
- @template.country_select(@object_name, method, priority_countries, objectify_options(options), @default_options.merge(html_options))
- end
- end
- end
@@ -324,9 +324,6 @@ def option_value_selected?(value, selected)
value == selected
- # All the countries included in the country_options output.
- COUNTRIES = 'COUNTRIES', 'ActionView::Helpers::FormCountryHelper::COUNTRIES'
class InstanceTag #:nodoc:
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2 comments on commit 2d27b82


carlosbrando replied Sep 21, 2008

Why do some feel offended by that?

I was wondering myself, wanting to be able to make an informed decision regarding which country list to implement. So I did some digging and found this thread

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