Archive: 2006-11-17

  • Rerouting Rails

    One of the things I talked about recently was the routing in Ruby on Rails. Simply put, it’s horrible. I mean, it’s clever, but it’s a long way from being either clear or elegant. Rather like the Dark Side, metaprogramming is seductive—but it’s rarely the right solution to an algorithmic problem. There’s a lot of code generation in the routing code, and it’s very hard to follow. Not impossible, but hard.

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