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fix remove_constant #8301

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I'm developing an app in edge rails and recently I've been getting the exceptions "A copy of Cms has been removed from the module tree but is still active!" and "Circular dependency detected while autoloading constant Cms::BaseController" whenever I made code changes (Cms is my controller namespace). I tracked the problem down to bff4d8d where a particular line of code was removed. Restoring this line fixes my issue.

As you can probably tell I know very little about the internals of rails, so I don't know if restoring this line causes problems elsewhere.

Daniel Arnfield fix remove_constant 7185607
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/cc @fxn

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Hi @danbob, could you please upload a minimal app that reproduces the issue?


Here: danbob/namespace_bug

Readme has the steps to reproduce the problem.

@fxn fxn closed this in 46ebce6
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Fixed, thanks for the minimal app!


Thanks for the fix!

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Commits on Nov 23, 2012
  1. fix remove_constant

    Daniel Arnfield committed
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  1. +1 −0 activesupport/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb
1 activesupport/lib/active_support/dependencies.rb
@@ -640,6 +640,7 @@ def to_constant_name(desc) #:nodoc:
def remove_constant(const) #:nodoc:
+ return false unless qualified_const_defined? const
# Normalize ::Foo, ::Object::Foo, Object::Foo, Object::Object::Foo, etc. as Foo.
normalized = const.to_s.sub(/\A::/, '')
normalized.sub!(/\A(Object::)+/, '')
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