The more time I spend with the Rails source, the more I appreciate it. I’ve always appreciated it for what it could do, but now I’m appreciating it directly, for what it is. I find it to be quite elegant, pragmatic, aesthetically pleasing, and educational. Inside the black box, it’s really quite nice.
So…thank you to all of the people that continue to make it better and to DHH and 37Signals for leading the charge. It’s a really great framework to use and study.
The first source fragment for today is a method responsible for URL generation of query strings from a
Hash…something which I’m confident I’ve rolled my own at least once. It’s important to realize that many of the core objects have methods like
to_query and that they all work in concert to handle the arbitrary structure we might throw at it, but we are just examining this one. Check out to_param.rb and to_query.rb for more type specific implementations.
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