|If you’re like me, you like code neatly organized in folders. With Rails we can simply do that with module namespaces. So lets say we have generated a scaffold
||url helper Rails would return the namespace in the route name like so:
Sometimes you don’t want that, especially if you nest those resources. I for example have it nested under Project so Rails wants to find
project_projects_documents_path. That’s just too confusing and serves no real purpose.
I found a hard and hackish way to get rid of that using the
self.model_name method in the model and have it return
ActiveModel::Name.new(self, nil, "Document") but I didn’t like the solution because it really looks hackish and I had to do it in all the namespaed models.
But fortunately there is an easy way to solve that. It’s not documented anywhere and I don’t know why but it sits nice in the source. All you have to do is define a
self.use_relative_model_naming? in your module and have it return
true like so:
module Projects def self.use_relative_model_naming? true end end
Now Rails searches for
project_documents_path and all izz well.