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rails_form_backing_objects

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DESCRIPTION:

A dumb library with a crappy name. It lets you use non-persisted objects as the targets of Rails' form_for. See this article for a description of the pattern.

I hacked this up for a project which may or may not still be using it, hence keeping it around, but this stab at the problem is probably a better bet.

SYNOPSIS:

class YourBackingObject < RailsFormBackingObjects::Base
  attribute(:some_attribute) #will set up attr_accessor and do nothing else
  attribute(:some_attribute) do |value|
    #apply whatever conversions you need here
  end
end

# in your controller
@form_backing_object = YourBackingObject.new

# in your view...
<%= form_for @your_backing_object do |f| %> #this just works

Oh also, it's for Ruby >= 1.9 only.

INSTALL:

  • gem install rails_form_backing_objects

LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) 2010-2011 Tom Stuart

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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