You know that voice at the back of your head that says things like “That’s not really a data structure, that’s an object that is!”?
You should listen to it.
I’ve been battling away with having a million and one things monkeying with a result set that consists of an array of arrays, when really it should have been a
ResultSet which has a collection of
ResultSet::Rows. Once I bit that bullet, I got to do things like add
ActiveRecord::Errors to each row and generally start to bring a bunch of big guns to bear on a problem.
So, having listened to the voice at last I’m going through and removing code with gay abandon. Sometimes I think removing code is one of the great joys of being a programmer - it’s the code’s way of telling you you got something right.
So, today’s slogan is “Reify early and reify often”.