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Where did my observer go?

Posted by Tue, 28 Feb 2006 04:05:00 GMT

4 comments Latest by Robby Russell Tue, 14 Mar 2006 14:05:29 GMT

I was playing around with an application from script/console and all of a sudden… my Observers just stopped working. It took me a while to figure out that when I would call Dispatcher.reset_application!... it wouldn’t reload config/environment.rb where I have defined the observers.

I really don’t like that this is the current implementation for invoking Observers and adding them to the controllers is not kosher with my (do-it-in-script-console) approach.

The current solution?

# app/models/foo_bar.rb
class FooBar < ActiveRecord::Base


... there needs to be a better way!

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    Michael Gorsuch Tue, 28 Feb 2006 11:21:13 GMT
    Robby – I thought that you invoked Observers in rails as follows:
    observer :foo_bar_observer
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    Robby Russell Tue, 28 Feb 2006 13:19:37 GMT Recommend me on Working with Rails


    Do you mean in config/environment.rb?

    Yes, you do… but if you are in script/console and run Dispatcher.reset_application! it doesn’t reload your Observers.

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    Michael Gorsuch Tue, 14 Mar 2006 11:05:00 GMT

    Sorry for the late response:

    I thought that was placed in the controller class.

    For example, FooController has a line at the top of the class stating:

      observer :foo_bar_observer
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    Robby Russell Tue, 14 Mar 2006 14:05:29 GMT Recommend me on Working with Rails


    That assumes that your application is always engaged through your controllers. If you have a script that engages your models… do you not want your observers to still work?