[LRUG] Base class for model

Simon Sebright simonsebright at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 12 10:49:21 PDT 2009

Thanks for the tip-off guys!

From: ollylegg at gmail.com
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:20:11 +0100
To: chat at lists.lrug.org
Subject: Re: [LRUG] Base class for model

Yes, this is supported.
class MyBaseClass  self.abstract_class = trueend
class MySubClass < MyBaseClassend
On 11 Sep 2009, at 16:17, Simon Sebright wrote:

I was attempting to do a bit of refactoring.  I had 
one model class, in which I had defined a few operations. Then along came a 
second one, where I wanted the same operations, so I started to create a common 
base class for them, which naturally inherits from 
Now, I get all sorts of errors, and it looks like rails 
is taking the base class name and assuming it'll find a table relating to it, 
which in my case it won't.
Is this somehow supported, or should I be using a 
module/mixin instead?
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